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Documents de travail (2015), ESSEC Business School

Experimental Evidence on Gender Interaction in Lying Behavior

The paper reports results from an Ultimatum Game experiment with asymmetric information where Proposers can send to Responders misleading information about their endowment. We allow for all possible gender combinations in the Proposer-Responder pairs. Proposer messages that underestimate the actual amount are quite widespread. The frequency of lying is slightly higher in mixed groups. Conditional on lying, men tend to state bigger lies than women. On the other hand, women tend to tell smaller lies when paired with men than when paired with women. In general, women present higher acceptance rates than men.

JUNG, S. and VRANCEANU, R. (2015). Experimental Evidence on Gender Interaction in Lying Behavior. ESSEC Business School.