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Curtis R. Price
''Do women shy away from competition? Do men compete too much? : A (failed) replication''
( 2020, Vol. 40 No.2 )
Niederle and Vesterlund (2007) document a large disparity between male and female choices in payment scheme in a simple addition task. This note describes a pure replication conducted at Purdue University in 2008 that fails to replicate these results. Analysis suggests that, although other studies have replicated the previous result, a difference in confidence which is correlated with student status (i.e. undergraduate, graduate or other) is the main contributor to the non-replication. These results are in line with recent research which suggests that much of the gender difference for competition is attributed to differences in confidence and risk preferences and proposes a valuable policy avenue which may help to attenuate the gender competition divide.
Keywords: Replication, Gender, Competition, Experiments
JEL: C9 - Design of Experiments: General
D2 - Production and Organizations: General
Manuscript Received : Sep 18 2019 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 02 2020

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