Exposición fetal a la testosterona, D2:D4 y altruismo estratégico

Branas-Garza, Pablo (2017) Exposición fetal a la testosterona, D2:D4 y altruismo estratégico. Revista de Economia Industrial, 403 . pp. 103-110. ISSN 0422-2784

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A now widely studied putative marker for relative prenatal testosterone is the second-to-fourth digit ratio (2D:4D). This paper tests to what extent 2D:4D, as a proxy for the prenatal ratio of testosterone/estrogens, can predict strategic altruism in experimental games in the lab. Using a sample of 629 students we show that low 2D:4D (higher exposure) subjects are more likely to play strategically, that is passing more money in the Dictator than in the Ultimatum game.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
Item ID: 21998
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Depositing User: Pablo Branas Garza
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 09:39
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 13:02
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21998

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