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"Girls will be Girls", especially among Boys: Risk-taking in the "Daily Double" on Jeopardy

  • Lindquist, Gabriella Sjögren
  • Säve-Söderbergh, Jenny

Exploiting a natural experiment in Jeopardy we find that, despite no strategic gain, females switch to a more conservative wagering if playing against men only. Our findings complement experimental findings highlighting how gender differences in risk-taking can be socially driven.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 158-160

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