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Les sportifs sont-ils (vraiment) différents ?. Une approche par l'économie expérimentale

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Using a simple experimental approach on 126 French students, we test the assumption that students participating in sports activities have specific economic behavior. We find that sports practice intensifies the usual gender differences: athletic participation seems to render boys still more “competitive” and less inequality averse whereas it has the opposite effect on girls. These experimental data may be put in parallel with the “athlete premium” identified in US labor markets. Classification JEL : C72, C90, D10, L83.

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  • Nicolas Eber, 2006. "Les sportifs sont-ils (vraiment) différents ?. Une approche par l'économie expérimentale," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 57(3), pages 623-633.
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    1. Jérémy CELSE, 2011. "Damaging the perfect image of athletes: How sport promotes envy," Working Papers 11-16, LAMETA, Universtiy of Montpellier, revised Jun 2011.

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    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C90 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - General
    • D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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