Dittrich, Dennis A. V.; Susanne Büchner; and Micaela M. Kulesz
(2015). Dynamic Repeated Random Dictatorship and Gender Discrimination.
Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 55, 81-90.
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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.