Charity and Favoritism in the Field: Are Female Economists Nicer (To Each Other)?
AbstractUsing a very large sample of matched author-referee pairs, we examine how the gender of referees and authors affects the former's recommendations. Relying on changing matches of authors and referees, we find no evidence of gender differences among referees in charitableness toward authors; nor do we find any effect of the interaction between the referees’ and authors' gender. With substantial research showing gender differences in fairness, the results suggest that an ethos of objectivity can overcome tendencies toward same-group favoritism/opposite-group discrimination.
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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: May 2010
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Publication status: published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2012, 94(1), 202-207
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- Jason Abrevaya & Daniel S. Hamermesh, 2012. "Charity and Favoritism in the Field: Are Female Economists Nicer (To Each Other)?," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 94(1), pages 202-207, February.
- Jason Abrevaya & Daniel S. Hamermesh, 2010. "Charity and Favoritism in the Field: Are Female Economists Nicer (to Each Other)?," NBER Working Papers 15972, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing
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