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dc.contributor.authorPearson, Matthewen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchipper, Burkharden_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-12T13:33:52Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-12T13:33:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58385-
dc.description.abstractIn an experiment using two-bidder first-price sealed bid auctions with symmetric independent private values and 400 subjects, we scan also the right hand of each subject. We study how the ratio of the length of the index and ring fingers (2D:4D) of the right hand, a measure of prenatal hormone exposure, is correlated with bidding behavior and total profits. 2D:4D has been reported to predict competitiveness in sports competition (Manning and Taylor, 2001, and Hoenekopp, Manning, and Mueller, 2006), risk aversion in lottery tasks (Dreber and Hoffman, 2007, Garbarino et al., 2010), and the average profitability of high-frequency traders in financial markets (Coates, Gurnell, and Rustichini, 2009). We do not find any significant correlation between 2D:4D on either bidding or profits. However, there might be racial differences in the correlation between 2D:4D and bidding and profits.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDep. of Economics, Univ. of California Davis, Calif.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Papers, University of California, Department of Economics 11,9en_US
dc.subject.jelC72en_US
dc.subject.jelC91en_US
dc.subject.jelC92en_US
dc.subject.jelD44en_US
dc.subject.jelD81en_US
dc.subject.jelD87en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHormonesen_US
dc.subject.keywordDigit ratioen_US
dc.subject.keyword2D:4Den_US
dc.subject.keywordRisk behavioren_US
dc.subject.keywordCompetitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordCompetitiveen_US
dc.subject.keywordbehavioren_US
dc.subject.keywordAuctionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordBiddingen_US
dc.subject.keywordEndocrinological economicsen_US
dc.titleThe visible hand: Finger ratio (2D:4D) and competitive biddingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn717283003en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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