August 2014

IZA DP No. 8443: Gender Differences in Honesty: Groups Versus Individuals

revised version published in: Economics Letters, 2015, 128, 25-29

Extending the die rolling experiment of Fischbacher and Föllmi-Heusi (2013), we compare gender effects with respect to unethical behavior by individuals and by two-person groups. In contrast to individual decisions, gender matters strongly under group decisions. We find more lying in male groups and mixed groups than in female groups.