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Managing Self-Confidence: Theory and Experimental Evidence

Markus M. Mobius, Muriel Niederle, Paul Niehaus, Tanya S. Rosenblat

NBER Working Paper No. 17014
Issued in May 2011

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful to Nageeb Ali, Roland Benabou, Gary Chamberlain, Rachel Croson, Gordon Dahl, Asen Ivanov, John List, Al Roth, Joel Sobel, Lise Vesterlund and Roberto Weber for helpful discussions. We would like to thank seminar participants at University of Chicago, Clemson University, Iowa State University, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), Princeton, Experimental Economics Conference (UCSB), Workshop in Behavioral Public Economics (Innsbruck), and 2009 North American Meetings of the Economic Science Association for their feedback. Aislinn Bohren provided outstanding research assistance. Niederle and Rosenblat are grateful for the hospitality of the Institute for Advanced Study where part of this paper was written. We thank the National Science Foundation, Harvard University and Wesleyan University for financial support. Niehaus acknowledges financial support from an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. 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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