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Published on Dec 1, 2019in Economics Letters0.88
Magnus Carlsson9
Estimated H-index: 9
(LNU: Linnaeus University),
Stefan Eriksson22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Uppsala University)
Abstract We investigate in-group gender bias in real-world hiring decisions by combining administrative data with data from a large-scale field experiment on hiring in which fictitious resumes with randomly assigned information about gender were sent to Swedish employers. Our results suggest that women (female recruiters or firms with a high share of female employees) favor women in the recruitment process. In contrast, we do not find much evidence that men (male recruiters or firms with a high ...
Published on Dec 1, 2019in Economics Letters0.88
Eric Bahel5
Estimated H-index: 5
(VT: Virginia Tech),
Christian Trudeau5
Estimated H-index: 5
(U of W: University of Windsor)
Abstract Suppose that agents, who have demands for some goods, cooperate to produce their joint demands. If the technology for the production of these goods improves as the set of cooperating agents grows, we have a justification for subsidies when an agent has such an efficient technology that he is able to generate savings for the group. While it was known that there may exist some stable allocations with subsidies (i.e, negatives cost shares), our contribution is to show that subsidies could ...
Published on Dec 1, 2019in Economics Letters0.88
Metin Uyanık1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UQ: University of Queensland),
M. Ali Khan24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Johns Hopkins University)
Abstract Under a continuity hypothesis on bi-preferences defined on a topologically-connected choice-set, as formalized by Giarlotta-Greco (2013), this letter reports that a mildly consistent, double-minded decision-maker is single-minded in the sense of being fully consistent and decisive. The results generalize recent work of Giarlotta-Watson (2019), and thereby provide a far-reaching generalization of a result of Schmeidler (1971) that has received considerable recent attention, and extend to...
Published on Dec 1, 2019in Economics Letters0.88
Abstract I present a model to describe the effects of persuasive advertising targeted at consumers with expectation-based reference-dependent preferences. Persuasive advertising is competitive and increases the salience of advertised products while decreasing the salience of competing products. Consumers’ gain-loss utility associated with the expectation to buy the most salient product is inflated, while gain-loss utility associated with the expectation to buy the least salient product is deflat...
Published on Dec 1, 2019in Economics Letters0.88
Andres Aradillas-Lopez7
Estimated H-index: 7
(PSU: Pennsylvania State University)
Abstract We use the computational method proposed by Severini and Tripathi (2001) to obtain semiparametric efficiency bounds in linear models with nonparametric regressors in the form of conditional expectations. Examples include social-interaction models. Explicit efficiency bounds for these models, with the degree of generality assumed here, had not been described before.
Published on Dec 1, 2019in Economics Letters0.88
Cheng Li2
Estimated H-index: 2
(MSU: Mississippi State University)
Abstract We show that managerial myopia has an informational benefit that has been overlooked in the prior research. Compared with managers who care sufficiently about the long-term, a moderately myopic manager incentivizes the proponent of a risky long-term project to produce more information about the project, leading to more informed decision making and higher firm value.
Published on Dec 1, 2019in Economics Letters0.88
Erik Hjalmarsson13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Gothenburg),
Pär Österholm17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Örebro University)
Abstract We analyse micro-level survey data, ranging from 2010 to 2017, on Swedish households’ mortgage-rate expectations. Our key finding is that expectations at the longest horizon are significantly related to age, where the youngest age group has the lowest expectations.
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