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dc.contributor.authorBordalo, Pedro
dc.contributor.authorCoffman, Katherine
dc.contributor.authorGennaioli, Nicola
dc.contributor.authorShleifer, Andrei
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-15T12:49:17Z
dc.date.issued2019-03
dc.identifier.citationBordalo, Pedro, Katherine Baldiga Coffman, Nicola Gennaioli, and Andrei Shleifer. "Beliefs about Gender." American Economic Review 109, no. 3 (March 2019): 739–773.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0002-8282en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41844552*
dc.description.abstractWe conduct laboratory experiments that explore how gender stereotypes shape beliefs about ability of oneself and others in different categories of knowledge. The data reveal two patterns. First, men’s and women’s beliefs about both oneself and others exceed observed ability on average, particularly in difficult tasks. Second, overestimation of ability by both men and women varies across categories. To understand these patterns, we develop a model that separates gender stereotypes from misestimation of ability related to the difficulty of the task. We find that stereotypes contribute to gender gaps in self-confidence, assessments of others, and behavior in a cooperative game.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Economic Associationen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/aer.20170007en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectEconomics and Econometricsen_US
dc.subjectPerformance Evaluationen_US
dc.subjectPerspectiveen_US
dc.subjectPrejudice and Biasen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.titleBeliefs about Genderen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalAmerican Economic Reviewen_US
dash.depositing.authorCoffman, Katherine
dc.date.available2019-11-15T12:49:17Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1257/aer.20170007
dc.source.journalAmerican Economic Review
dash.source.volume109;3
dash.source.page739-773


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