This dissertation consists of three main chapters exploring gender disparities in persuasion tactics, competitive performance, and evaluation patterns in the context of high-profile debate tournaments. The first chapter examines gender disparities in persuasion tactics and evaluation patterns in debate speech transcripts. The second chapter investigates the causal impact of the gender composition of committees on the success chances of female contestants. The final main chapter explores whether the gender of opponents causally affects the competitive performance of participants.

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O.H. Swank (Otto)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Tinbergen Instituut Research Series
Erasmus School of Economics

Nguyen, H.T.T. (2021, December). Words Matter? Gender Disparities in Speeches, Evaluation and Competitive Performance (No. 789). Tinbergen Instituut Research Series. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from