Microeconometrics & Public Policy seminar series | Who wants to move first? by Jonathan Levy
Invites you to a
Microeconometrics & Public Policy seminar presented by
(University of Sydney)
Who wants to move first?
Lata Gangadharan (Monash University)
Marina Gertsberg (University of Melbourne)
Erte Xiao (Monash University)
Friday 18 November
12.00pm – 1.00pm
Via Zoom: Meeting Link
Abstract: In many cases moving first is advantageous e.g., bargaining or market entry. However, some individuals may be more inclined to choose to move first than others. Forgoing the opportunity to move first could be a source of income inequality. In particular, gender gaps in career outcomes have been observed in situations that require moving first. Using an online experiment, we find that women are less likely to choose to move first than men in a sequential bargaining game. We test a variety of explanations for why women lack the inclination to move first and conclude that it is most likely due to gender norms.
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