Appearance, Inferences about Credit Quality and Learning
Appearance and personal characteristics, such as age, gender, ethnicity and the way a person presents himself have been shown to play a role in many economic exchanges. Various explanations have been proposed for this finding, ranging from "statistical discrimination", where such variables are surrogates for unobservable characteristics related to the quality of the counterparty, to "taste-based discrimination", where one or both parties experience disutility from interacting with people belonging to certain groups. This paper reviews the theoretical and empirical literatures in this area and investigates whether individuals update their beliefs and attitudes toward such characteristics after they learn about outcomes.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (January-March)
|Contact details of provider:|| |
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:y:2011:i:1:p:61-86. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Sabrina Marino)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.