NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Are Women More Attracted to Cooperation Than Men?

Peter J. Kuhn, Marie-Claire Villeval

NBER Working Paper No. 19277
Issued in August 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Philip Babcock, David Cooper, Uri Gneezy, Dorothea Kübler, Shelly Lundberg, Matthias Sutter, Lise Vesterlund and participants at the 6th European Workshop on Experimental and Behavioral Economics in Munich, the conference of the European Association of Labour Economists at Bonn, the European meeting of the Economic Science Association in Cologne, the Broom Center conference on Gender and Family in the New Millennium in Santa Barbara, the ASFEE conference in Montpellier, and seminar participants at Oxford University, THEMA in Paris, WZB Berlin, UT Austin, UN Reno, Wharton, DIW Berlin and University of Hamburg for useful comments on an earlier version of this paper. We thank Sylvain Ferriol for programming this experiment. This research program has been supported by a grant from the French National Research Agency (ANR, EMCO program, HEIDI grant) and was performed within the framework of the LABEX CORTEX (ANR-11-LABX-0042) of Université de Lyon, within the program “Investissements d'Avenir” (ANR-11-IDEX-007) operated by the French National Research Agency (ANR). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Marie-Claire Villeval -----

This research program has been supported by a grant from the French National Research Agency (ANR, EMCO program, HEIDI grant) and was performed within the framework of the LABEX CORTEX (ANR-11-LABX-0042) of Université de Lyon, within the program “Investissements d'Avenir” (ANR-11-IDEX-007) operated by the French National Research Agency (ANR).

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