ECO Seminar/Webinar – Diogo Geraldes

december, 2022

13dec13:0014:00ECO Seminar/Webinar - Diogo Geraldes


Event Details

CEF.UP – ECO Seminar/Webinar

Tuesday – December 13th, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. |Room 305| Online


An Experiment on Gender Representation in Majoritarian Bargaining


 Diogo Geraldes – University College Dublin – School of Economics



“Women are underrepresented in political and business decision-making bodies across the world. To investigate the causal effect of gender representation on multilateral negotiations, we experimentally manipulate the composition of triads in a majoritarian, divide-the-dollar game. First, we find that inclusive splits and unanimous agreement rates are highest in all-female groups and lowest in all-male groups suggesting that female representation increases fairness. Second, we document a robust gender gap in earnings, driven largely by the exclusion of women from coalitions rather than differential shares within coalitions. Experiments with different subject pools show that distinct bargaining dynamics can underlie the same inequitable outcomes: While gender-biased outcomes are sometimes caused by outright discrimination, they can also be driven by more complex dynamics related to gender differences in bargaining strategies. These different dynamics manifest in mixed-gender coalitions being less stable when the excluded party is male rather than female. Men are more likely to make opening offers and enjoy a payoff advantage for doing so, but women suffer backlash for proposing first.”


Brief Bio

Diogo Geraldes is a Senior Assistant Professor at the University College Dublin – School of Economics since August 2022. Diogo’s main research interests lie in the fields of Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, and Game Theory. Before arriving in beautiful Dublin, Diogo’s academic path navigated through Lisboa (Nova University), Barcelona (Pompeu Fabra University), New York (Columbia University), Maastricht University, and Utrecht University.

Additionally, Diogo is a Research Fellow of the Geary Institute for Public Policy and a Member of the UCD Behavioral Science & Policy Group. And also a Researcher at the Science of Diversity & Inclusion Initiative (University of Chicago).


(Tuesday) 13:00 - 14:00

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