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The Price of Prejudice

Study paper no. 32
working paper - publication Morten Hedegaard and Jean-Robert Tyran
ISBN 978-87-90199-53-1
UDGIVET AF The University Press of Southern Denmark

The paper presents the results of an experiment in which a number of high school students with Danish and Muslim names were recruited to put letters in envelopes, paid on a piecework basis. They were to work in pairs, and could choose to work with a person of the same or a different ethnic origin as their own.   They could earn more if they worked together with a person of a different ethnic background. How many would elect to discriminate according to ethnicity in such a situation?

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