Charity and Favoritism in the Field: Are Female Economists Nicer (To Each Other)?
Jason Abrevaya and
Daniel Hamermesh ()
The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2012, vol. 94, issue 1, pages 202-207
Using a very large sample of matched author-referee pairs, we examine how referees' and authors' genders affect the referees' recommendations. Relying on changing author-referee matches, we find no evidence of gender differences among referees in charitableness, nor is there any effect of the interaction between the referees' and authors' genders. With substantial laboratory research showing gender differences in fairness, the results suggest that outside the laboratory, an ethos of objectivity can overcome possible tendencies toward same-group favoritism or opposite-group discrimination. © 2011 The President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (7) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/REST_a_00163 link to full text (application/pdf)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
Working Paper: Charity and Favoritism in the Field: Are Female Economists Nicer (To Each Other)? (2010)
Working Paper: Charity and Favoritism in the Field: Are Female Economists Nicer (to Each Other)? (2010)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:tpr:restat:v:94:y:2012:i:1:p:202-207
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://mitpress.mit. ... me.tcl?issn=00346535
Access Statistics for this article
The Review of Economics and Statistics is currently edited by Daron Acemoglu, George J. Borjas, Dani Rodrik and Julio J. Rotemberg
More articles in The Review of Economics and Statistics from MIT Press
Series data maintained by Anna Pollock-Nelson ().