Are Women Naturaliter More Cooperative? An Experimental Investigation of the Vote-with-the-Wallet Game
|Title||Are Women Naturaliter More Cooperative? An Experimental Investigation of the Vote-with-the-Wallet Game|
|Publication Type||Working Paper|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||L. Becchetti, V. Pelligra, A. Vásquez|
|Keywords||conformity, Gender Effects, lab experiment, Redistribution|
We test for the existence of gender effects in a “vote with the wallet” multiplayer prisoner’s dilemma. Statics tests and dynamic econometric estimates find that women cooperate significantly more when we start with the baseline version of the game without introducing institutional legality frames, ex post redistribution schemes and conformity information designs. Women therefore reveal themselves as naturaliter more cooperative.