Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102062
Authors: 
Hauge, Karen Evelyn
Røgeberg, Ole
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo 16/2014
Abstract: 
We report evidence from a laboratory experiment comparing contributions in public good games played as individuals to contributions made as group representatives. We find that women alter their behaviour more than men. The change is in an out-group friendly direction: while men's contributions are largely similar across the two treatments, women increase their contributions by 40% on average as group representatives. The results are consistent with empirical research from labour markets suggesting that female corporate leaders emphasize stakeholders beyond the shareholders to a larger extent than men, and they are in line with stereotypes commonly held regarding male and female leaders.
Subjects: 
responsibility
group representative
gender
public good game
laboratory experiment
JEL: 
C91
H41
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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