DP10317 Gender Differences in Honesty: Groups Versus Individuals

Author(s): Gerd Muehlheusser, Andreas Roider, Niklas Wallmeier
Publication Date: December 2014
Keyword(s): experiment, gender effects, group decisions, lying, unethical behaviour
JEL(s): C91, C92, J16
Programme Areas: Industrial Organization
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Extending the die rolling experiment of Fischbacher and Föllmi-Heusi (2013), we compare gender effects with respect to unethical behavior by individuals and by two-person groups. In contrast to individual decisions, gender matters strongly under group decisions. We find more lying in male groups and mixed groups than in female groups.