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dc.contributor.authorDreber, Annaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGerdes, Christeren_US
dc.contributor.authorGränsmark, Patriken_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-21en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:40:41Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:40:41Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51955-
dc.description.abstractWe explore the relationship between attractiveness and risk taking in chess. We use a large international panel dataset on chess competitions which includes a control for the players' skill in chess. This data is combined with results from a survey on an online labor market where participants were asked to rate the photos of 626 expert chess players according to attractiveness. Our results suggest that male chess players choose significantly riskier strategies when playing against an attractive female opponent, even though this does not improve their performance. Women's strategies are not affected by the attractiveness of the opponent.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5314en_US
dc.subject.jelD03en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordrisk takingen_US
dc.subject.keywordattractivenessen_US
dc.subject.keywordchessen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender differencesen_US
dc.titleBeauty queens and battling knights: Risk taking and attractiveness in chessen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn668655232en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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