We study the role of gender beliefs for cooperation in a public goods game experiment. Controlling for risk preferences and for subjects’ unconditional willingness to cooperate, we find that gender beliefs affect behavior in homogenous groups where the group composition was announced.

experiment, gender beliefs, gender differences, public good game
Noncooperative Games (jel C72), Laboratory, Individual Behavior (jel C91)
ISS Staff Group 3: Human Resources and Local Development
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)

van Staveren, I.P, Sent, E-M, & Vyrastekova, J. (2009). Gender Beliefs and Cooperation in a Public Goods game Experiment. ISS Staff Group 3: Human Resources and Local Development. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/18280