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  4. Endophilia or Exophobia: Beyond Discrimination€

Feb

26

Wednesday

Endophilia or Exophobia: Beyond Discrimination€

5.00pm

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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

Rhind Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1R 0JD United Kingdom

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Department of Economics

Social Sciences Building
City, University of London
Whiskin Street
London
EC1R 0JD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7040 8500

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