Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/95228
Authors: 
Haucap, Justus
Müller, Andrea
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
DICE Discussion Paper 136
Abstract: 
We analyze the behavior of 577 economics and law students in a simple binary trust experiment. While economists are both significantly less trusting and less trustworthy than law students, this difference is largely due to differences between female law and economics students. While female law students are already different in nature (during the first term of study) from female economists, the gap between them also widens more drastically over the course of their study compared to their male counterparts. This finding is rather critical as the detailed composition of students is typically neglected in most experiments.
Subjects: 
Gender Effects
Trust Game
Economists
Nature
Nurture
JEL: 
A12
A22
C35
C91
ISBN: 
978-3-86304-135-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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