A Rib Less Makes you Consistent but Impatient: A Gender Comparison of Expert Chess Players
AbstractThis paper presents empirical findings on gender differences in time preference and time inconsistency which are based on international chess data from 1.5 million expert games. Controls are included for age, nationality and playing strength where the latter accounts for gender differences in productivity. Impatience is measured by considering preferences for different game durations. Inconsistency is measured by exploiting the 40th move time control, where over-consumption of thinking time is inefficient. The results reveal that men are more impatient while women are more time inconsistent. Moreover, the difference in impatience increases with expertise while the difference in inconsistency decreases.
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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 25 May 2010
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Time preference; time inconsistency; impatience; gender;
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- D03 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Behavioral Microeconomics; Underlying Principles
- D91 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice - - - Intertemporal Household Choice; Life Cycle Models and Saving
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
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