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Racial bias and the validity of the Implicit Association Test

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Implicit associations and biases are carried without awareness of conscious direction. In this paper, I develop a model to study giving behaviours under conditions of implicit bias. I test this model by implementing a novel laboratory experiment?a Dictator Game with sorting to study both these giving behaviours, as well as a subject's willingness to be exposed to a giving environment. In doing so, I adapt the Implicit Association Test (IAT), commonplace in other social sciences, for use in economics experiments.

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  • Daniel J. Lee, 2016. "Racial bias and the validity of the Implicit Association Test," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2016-53, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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