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Competitive Preferences among Asians in the U.S

John Ifcher () and Homa Zarghamee ()
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John Ifcher: Santa Clara University
Homa Zarghamee: Barnard College

No 13913, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: The median income of Asian households is the highest of all racial/ethnic groups in the U.S. In a laboratory experiment, we examine whether Asians are more willing to compete and have greater competitive preferences than non-Asians. Both with and without controls for performance, performance improvement, and confidence, we find that Asians have significantly greater competitive preferences than non-Asians.

Keywords: race/ethnicity; Asian; identity; norm; competitive preferences; willingness to compete (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J15 L0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 51 pages
Date: 2020-11
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