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More on gender differences in lying

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  • Gylfason, Haukur Freyr
  • Arnardottir, Audur Arna
  • Kristinsson, Kari

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Responsiveness to payoffs and differences in culture have been considered as reasons why women have a greater aversion to lying than men. By using smaller stakes in a sender–receiver game than Dreber and Johannesson, but similar culture, no gender difference was found.

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  • Gylfason, Haukur Freyr & Arnardottir, Audur Arna & Kristinsson, Kari, 2013. "More on gender differences in lying," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 119(1), pages 94-96.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:119:y:2013:i:1:p:94-96
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.01.027
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    1. Childs, Jason, 2013. "Personal characteristics and lying: An experimental investigation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(3), pages 425-427.
    2. Alm, James & Bruner, David M. & McKee, Michael, 2016. "Honesty or dishonesty of taxpayer communications in an enforcement regime," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 85-96.
    3. Gylfason, Haukur Freyr & Olafsdottir, Katrin, 2017. "Does Gneezy's cheap talk game measure trust?," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 143-148.
    4. Nieken, Petra & Dato, Simon, 2016. "Compensation and Honesty: Gender Differences in Lying," Annual Conference 2016 (Augsburg): Demographic Change 145758, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    5. Rosenbaum, Stephen Mark & Billinger, Stephan & Stieglitz, Nils, 2014. "Let’s be honest: A review of experimental evidence of honesty and truth-telling," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 181-196.
    6. Arbel, Yuval & Bar-El, Ronen & Siniver, Erez & Tobol, Yossef, 2014. "Roll a die and tell a lie – What affects honesty?," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 107(PA), pages 153-172.
    7. Alm, James & Bruner, David M. & McKee, Michael, 2016. "Honesty or dishonesty of taxpayer communications in an enforcement regime," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 85-96.
    8. repec:eee:joepsy:v:62:y:2017:i:c:p:258-267 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Experiment; Gender; Lying;

    JEL classification:

    • C9 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics

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