The effects of gender interactions in the lab and in the field

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An important issue with conducting economic analysis in the lab is whether the results generalize to real-world environments where the stakes and subject pool are considerably different. We examine data from the game show The Weakest Link to determine whether the gender of one's opponent affects performance. We then attempt to replicate the competitive structure of the game show in the lab with an undergraduate subject pool. The results in the lab only match when we both employ high stakes in the lab (≥ $50) and limit our analysis to young contestants in the game show (age < 33) © 2009 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Antonovics, K; Arcidiacono, P; Walsh, R

Published Date

  • February 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 91 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 152 - 162

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1530-9142

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0034-6535

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1162/rest.91.1.152

Citation Source

  • Scopus