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dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorOrzen, Henriken_US
dc.contributor.authorSefton, Martinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-26T13:24:32Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-26T13:24:32Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/49701-
dc.description.abstractWe report the results of laboratory experiments on rent-seeking contests with endogenous participation. Theory predicts that (a) contest entry and rent-seeking expenditures increase with the size of the prize; and (b) earnings are equalized between the contest and the outside option. While the directional predictions offered in (a) are supported in the data, the level predictions are not. Prediction (b) is not supported in the data: When the prize is large, contest participants earn more than the outside option. When the prize is small, contest participants earn less. Previous studies of gender and contest competition suggest that females should (a) not perform as well in the contest; and (b) enter at a lower rate. We find some support for (a) but not for (b). Women participate in the contest at the same rate as men.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCEDEX Nottinghamen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCeDEx discussion paper series 2008-08en_US
dc.subject.jelC9en_US
dc.subject.jelD4en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcontestsen_US
dc.subject.keywordcompetitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordentryen_US
dc.subject.keywordexperimentsen_US
dc.subject.stwRent Seekingen_US
dc.subject.stwGewinnen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.titleEndogenous entry in contestsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn574453059en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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