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Title: Biases and discrimination : an economic analysis using lab and field experiments
Author: Pearce, Graeme
ISNI:       0000 0004 5994 4153
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2016
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This thesis uses laboratory and field experiments to examine the underlying motivations that drive biased and discriminatory behaviour. Its focus is on the differential treatment of others that stems from individuals’ preferences for particular social and ethnic groups. The unifying theme of this thesis is the exploration of how such discriminatory tastes can manifest themselves within individuals’ social and other–regarding preferences, determining the extent to which they care about the welfare of others. The prevalence and implications of these types of preferences are considered in both market and non–market settings.
Supervisor: Grosskopf, Brit Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Behavioural Economics ; Field Experiments ; Discrimination ; Other-Regarding Preferences