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Gender differences in deception

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  • Dreber, Anna
  • Johannesson, Magnus

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Gneezy [Gneezy, U., 2005. Deception: the role of consequences. American Economic Review 95, 384-394.] recently showed that lying is costly. Using the same experimental design we test whether there is a gender difference in deception. We find that men are significantly more likely than women to lie to secure a monetary benefit.

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  • Dreber, Anna & Johannesson, Magnus, 2008. "Gender differences in deception," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 99(1), pages 197-199, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:99:y:2008:i:1:p:197-199
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