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Gender, risk preferences and willingness to compete in a random sample of the Swedish population

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Gender, risk preferences and willingness to compete in a random sample of the Swedish population. / Boschini, Anne; Dreber, Anna; von Essen, Emma; Muren, Astri; Ranehill, Eva.

I: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Bind 83, 101467, 12.2019.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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Boschini, A, Dreber, A, von Essen, E, Muren, A & Ranehill, E 2019, 'Gender, risk preferences and willingness to compete in a random sample of the Swedish population', Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, bind 83, 101467. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2019.101467

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Boschini, A., Dreber, A., von Essen, E., Muren, A., & Ranehill, E. (2019). Gender, risk preferences and willingness to compete in a random sample of the Swedish population. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 83, [101467]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2019.101467

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Boschini A, Dreber A, von Essen E, Muren A, Ranehill E. 2019. Gender, risk preferences and willingness to compete in a random sample of the Swedish population. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 83:Article 101467. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2019.101467

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Boschini A, Dreber A, von Essen E, Muren A, Ranehill E. Gender, risk preferences and willingness to compete in a random sample of the Swedish population. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 2019 dec;83. 101467. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2019.101467

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Boschini, Anne ; Dreber, Anna ; von Essen, Emma ; Muren, Astri ; Ranehill, Eva. / Gender, risk preferences and willingness to compete in a random sample of the Swedish population. I: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 2019 ; Bind 83.

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