Supply and Demand for Discrimination: Strategic Revelation of Own Characteristics in a Trust Game
10 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2016 Last revised: 27 Jun 2021
Date Written: February 2016
There is a large and diverse body of evidence that people condition their behavior on the characteristics of others. If type is visible then one agent seeing another with whom they are interacting, or observing some other close proxy for type, can affect outcomes. We explore the economics of revealing type in a simple laboratory experiment to learn about the underlying motivations for discrimination.
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