Tag Archives: competition

How personality is affected by birth order and birth spacing

The family environment is among the most important factors in the development of a child’s personality. It is evident that parental strategies and the amount of time and resources that parents are able to put towards their children would have … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How personality is affected by birth order and birth spacing

Differences in risk attitudes do not explain gender gap in leadership positions

A recent IZA World of Labor article suggests that gender differences in attitudes toward risk are less significant than previously claimed and cannot explain women’s under-representation in high-level occupations. The commonly accepted argument in the economics literature is that women … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Differences in risk attitudes do not explain gender gap in leadership positions

The market for paid sick leave

In most OECD countries, general practitioners (GPs) play several fundamentally different roles. Clearly, on the one hand, they are responsible for their patients’ health and physical well-being. On the other hand, they also play an often unforeseen, but economically important … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The market for paid sick leave

Sexual orientation related to preferences for competition

The gender wage gap is one of the most researched empirical facts in labor economics. But it is not only the biological sex that is related to wages. A small but growing empirical evidence documents how individual sexual orientation is … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sexual orientation related to preferences for competition

Women are not scared of competing with males, field experiment shows

Despite increasing female labor market participation, gender differences in labor market outcomes persist: men earn more, have better employment perspectives and better access to top positions. One explanation for the persisting gender gap is that women are more reluctant to … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Women are not scared of competing with males, field experiment shows

An American sports lesson for Europe

If Real Madrid has in fact paid €100 million for midfielder Gareth Bale, as news reports have suggested, another record-breaking player transfer is on the books. That underscores that it’s time for Europeans to learn a lesson about fairness and … Continue reading

Posted in Opinions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on An American sports lesson for Europe