Experimenting with affirmative action : the Coate and Loury model

Kidd, Michael P., Carlin, Paul S. and Pot, Jonathan 2008, Experimenting with affirmative action : the Coate and Loury model, The economic record, vol. 84, no. 266, pp. 322-337, doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.2008.00494.x.

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Title Experimenting with affirmative action : the Coate and Loury model
Author(s) Kidd, Michael P.
Carlin, Paul S.
Pot, Jonathan
Journal name The economic record
Volume number 84
Issue number 266
Start page 322
End page 337
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Milton, Qld
Publication date 2008-09
ISSN 0013-0249
Keyword(s) C92
Summary Coate and Loury (1993) suggest the impact of affirmative action on a negative stereotype is theoretically ambiguous leading to either: a benign equilibrium in which affirmative action eradicates the negative stereotype and leads to equal proportional representation of the two groups; or alternatively a patronising equilibrium in which the stereotype persists. The current paper examines this theoretical ambiguity within the context of a laboratory experiment. Although benign and patronising equilibria are equally plausible in theory, the laboratory experiments easily replicate most features of the benign equilibrium, but diverge from the theoretically predicted patronising equilibrium.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1475-4932.2008.00494.x
Field of Research 140211 Labour Economics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, The Economic Society of Australia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017204

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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