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Competitive Preferences among Asians in the U.S.

John Ifcher and Homa Zarghamee

IZA DP No. 13913

 

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Abstract:

The median income of Asian households is the highest of all racial/ethnic groups in the U.S. In a laboratory experiment, we examine whether Asians are more willing to compete and have greater competitive preferences than non-Asians. Both with and without controls for performance, performance improvement, and confidence, we find that Asians have significantly greater competitive preferences than non-Asians.

LSB Research, ECON, John Ifcher, Working Papers