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Dr. Aislinn Bohren, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Aislinn Bohren, University of Pennsylvania


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Abstract
We model the dynamics of discrimination and show how its evolution can
identify the underlying cause. We test these theoretical predictions in a eld
experiment on a large online platform where users post content that is evaluated
by other users on the platform. We assign posts to accounts that exogenously
vary by gender and history of evaluations. With no prior evaluations, women
face signi cant discrimination, while following a sequence of positive evaluations,
the direction of discrimination reverses: posts by women are favored over those
by men. According to our theoretical predictions, this dynamic reversal implies
discrimination driven by biased beliefs.

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Audience

  • Faculty
  • PhD

Disciplines

  • Economics