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Who REALLY wants to be a millionaire : game show contestant behavior under risk

by Gleason, Tracy R., Johnson, Daniel K. N.

Abstract

On the popular game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, men appear to average higher winnings than women. This paper investigates potential reasons, including different uses of information sources (lifelines) and different perceptions of risk. We include gender-based tests of Kahneman and Tversky’s prospect theory, but offer instead the counterintuitive conclusion that men are rewarded for acting slightly more cautiously than women do.

Note

Acquired as PDF from Colorado College Department of Economics and Business. Converted to PDF/A1.b using Adobe Acrobat Professional.

Includes bibliographical references.

Administrative Notes

Acquired as PDF from Colorado College Department of Economics and Business. Converted to PDF/A1.b using Adobe Acrobat Professional.

Copyright
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Publisher
None
PID
coccc:2628
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
26 pages : illustrations