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Ahmed Ennasri
''An experimental analysis of the existing differences of productivity across genders''
( 2011, Vol. 31 No.4 )
This paper contributes to the empirical literature on the connection between productivity and gender by using experimental methods in order to produce the relevant data that is missing. This experiment is based on a principal agent game in which principals offer payments and agents choose a costly level of effort, unobservable to the principal. The experimental findings confirm that, an uncertain outcome activity, females are less productive than males.
Keywords: Experiment, Gender, Productivity, Principal-agent game
JEL: C9 - Design of Experiments: General
J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs: General
Manuscript Received : Sep 19 2011 Manuscript Accepted : Dec 09 2011

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