Estimating Perceptions Of Discrimination: Experimental Economics In Schools
The authors put forward a new experimental economics design with monetary incentives to estimate people's perceptions of discrimination in a variety of contexts. They apply the design to estimate students' perceptions of teachers: Students were given an endowment to bet on their own performance on a written verbal test, either when assessed non anonymously by their teacher, in a random half of the classrooms, or when assessed anonymously by an external examiner. 1.200 British students in grade 8 classrooms across 29 schools took part. Female students invested more when assessed by a male teacher, and male students invested less when assessed by a female teacher.