A “Serendipitous Replication” of Choosing Competition on Behalf of Someone Else

Please join the Department of Economics to welcome Professor Homa Zarghamee from Barnard College (Columbia University) and learn about her research.

Apr22
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
2022-04-22 17:00:00 2022-04-22 18:15:00 A “Serendipitous Replication” of Choosing Competition on Behalf of Someone Else

Zoom information: https://occidental.zoom.us/j/82097924172?pwd=cGt4dUM2Q3RVOFlLUVB6WVpReExNdz09
Meeting ID: 820 9792 4172
Passcode: 479131

Laboratory experiments have demonstrated that men are significantly more willing to compete than women in stereotypically male tasks.  This study explores whether relegating decisions to compete to someone else affects the gender gap in competitiveness (GGC) relative to decisions for oneself. We find the standard GGC when individuals make the decision to compete for themselves but not when someone else makes the decision for them, with higher competitive preferences among Asian than non-Asian subjects.

This event is open to all Oxy students, faculty and staff both in person and via Zoom. 

WEIN 117
America/Los_Angeles public
Location:
WEIN 117
Event Date: Friday, April 22, 2022

Zoom information: https://occidental.zoom.us/j/82097924172?pwd=cGt4dUM2Q3RVOFlLUVB6WVpReExNdz09
Meeting ID: 820 9792 4172
Passcode: 479131

Laboratory experiments have demonstrated that men are significantly more willing to compete than women in stereotypically male tasks.  This study explores whether relegating decisions to compete to someone else affects the gender gap in competitiveness (GGC) relative to decisions for oneself. We find the standard GGC when individuals make the decision to compete for themselves but not when someone else makes the decision for them, with higher competitive preferences among Asian than non-Asian subjects.

This event is open to all Oxy students, faculty and staff both in person and via Zoom. 

Homa Zarghamee