Affirmative action and retaliation in experimental contests

•We study affirmative action in contests with productivity heterogeneity.•The affirmative action policy increases overall participation in the contest.•The policy increases overall contest effort.•The possibility of retaliation undermines the effectiveness of the policy. We conduct a real-effort exp...

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Volume: 156
Main Author: Fallucchi, Francesco
Quercia, Simone
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: AMSTERDAM Elsevier B.V 01.12.2018
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
published in: Journal of economic behavior & organization Vol. 156; pp. 23 - 40
ORCID: 0000-0001-5502-4358
0000-0002-4307-5219
Data of publication: December 2018
ISSN: 0167-2681
1879-1751
EISSN: 1879-1751
Discipline: Business
Economics
Subjects:
J78
D72
C72
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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