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Gender, risk preferences and willingness to compete in a random sample of the Swedish population
(University of Gothenburg, 2018-08)
Experimental results from student or other non-representative convenience samples often suggest that men, on average, are more risk-taking and competitive than women. Here we explore whether these gender preference gaps ...
Do Gender Preference Gaps Impact Policy Outcomes?
A large body of evidence documents systematic gender differences in a variety of important economic preferences, such as risk-taking, competition and pro-sociality. One potential implication of this literature is that ...
Are women less effective leaders than men? Evidence from experiments using coordination games
We study whether one reason behind female underrepresentation in leadership is that female leaders are less effective at coordinating action by followers. Two experiments using coordination games investigate whether female ...
The digit ratio (2D:4D) and economic preferences: no robust associations in a sample of 330 women
(University of Gothenburg, 2019-02)
Many studies report on the association between 2D:4D, a putative marker for prenatal testosterone exposure, and economic preferences. However, most of these studies have limited sample sizes and test multiple hypotheses ...
A man´s world? – The impact of a male dominated environment on female leadership
(University of Gothenburg, 2018-11)
Despite the significant growth in female labor force participation and educational attainment over the past decades, few women reach leadership positions. In this study, we explore whether male dominated environments, in ...