Experimental Tests for Gender Effects in a Principal-Agent Game

20 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2005 Last revised: 4 Aug 2015

Andrew B. Whitford

University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy

Date Written: August 1, 2005

Abstract

We examine data from a laboratory test in which pairs of subjects are given the task of negotiating a wage-labor agreement. We find limited evidence for gender differences in the content of wage agreements and differences in trusting behavior.

Keywords: Experimental economics, Gender, Principal-Agency

JEL Classification: C78, C92, J16

Suggested Citation

Whitford, Andrew B., Experimental Tests for Gender Effects in a Principal-Agent Game (August 1, 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=788764 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.788764

Andrew B. Whitford (Contact Author)

University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy ( email )

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