Admission Price: Free entry
Speaker: Prof Daniel Hamermesh, University of Texas at Austin
Series: Term 2, 2013-14 Seminar Series
The immense literature on discrimination treats outcomes as relative: One group suffers compared to another. But does a difference arise because agents discriminate against others are exophobic or because they favor their own kind-are endophilic? This difference matters, as the relative importance of the types of discrimination and their inter-relation affect market outcomes. Using a field experiment in which graders at one university were randomly assigned students' exams that did or did not contain the students' names, on average we find favoritism but no discrimination by nationality, and neither favoritism nor discrimination by gender, findings that are robust to a wide variety of potential concerns.
This seminar will be held in room D221, Social Sciences Building.
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5.00pm - 6.20pmWednesday 26th February 2014
Department of Economics
City, University of London