Gender Differences in Honesty: Groups Versus Individuals

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Gerd Muehlheusser

University of Hamburg; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Andreas Roider

University of Regensburg - Department of Economics and Econometrics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Niklas Wallmeier

University of Hamburg

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Abstract

Extending the die rolling experiment of Fischbacher and Föllmi-Heusi (2013), we compare gender effects with respect to unethical behavior by individuals and by two-person groups. In contrast to individual decisions, gender matters strongly under group decisions. We find more lying in male groups and mixed groups than in female groups.

Keywords: unethical behavior, lying, group decisions, gender effects, experiment

JEL Classification: C91, C92, J16

Suggested Citation

Muehlheusser, Gerd and Roider, Andreas and Wallmeier, Niklas, Gender Differences in Honesty: Groups Versus Individuals. IZA Discussion Paper No. 8443. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2502303

Gerd Muehlheusser (Contact Author)

University of Hamburg ( email )

Von Melle Park 5
Hamburg, 20146
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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Andreas Roider

University of Regensburg - Department of Economics and Econometrics ( email )

Universitaetsstrasse 31
D-93040 Regensburg
Germany

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Niklas Wallmeier

University of Hamburg ( email )

Hamburg
Germany

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