Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Volume 55, p.81-90 (2015)
Keywords:altruistic preferences, considerate attitudes, dictator game, gender discrimination, non-deceptive obfuscation
To reduce the cognitive experimenter demand effect we embed a dictator game in a more complex decision environment, a dynamic household savings decision problem, thus rendering the dictator decision to share some endowment less salient. We then use this game in a laboratory experiment to investigate gender specific allocation behavior and discrimination. We observe that dictators treat females nicer than males independent of their own gender. Participants are not aware of their discriminating behavior.