Gender Based Focal Points

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Abstract

The subjects behaved significantly more “hawkish” in an experimental battle of the sexes game when the co-player was a woman compared to when it was a man. Discrimination helped the parties to coordinate and increase the average earnings in the subject group of mixed sex, compared to the unisex groups.

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  • Economics

Keywords

  • gender, focal point, coordination, discrimination, convention
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-314
JournalGames and Economic Behavior
Volume32
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes