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The Gender Gap Cracks Under Pressure: A Detailed Look at Male and Female Performance Differences During Competitions

Christopher Cotton, Frank McIntyre, Joseph Price

NBER Working Paper No. 16436
Issued in October 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

This project was funded by a Mentoring Environment Grant from Brigham Young University. We are grateful for helpful comments from David Sims, Tal Gross, Lars Lefgren, Oscar Mitnik and seminar participants at the University of Miami, Brigham Young University and the Southern Economic Association Meetings. Excellent research assistance was provided by Dan Argyle, Jason Cook, Emily Leslie, Phillip Manwaring, Nolan Pope, Dan Sullivan, and Jeff Swigert. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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