Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2013.03.008
Title: Sex-hormone genes and gender difference in ultimatum game: Experimental evidence from China and Israel
Authors: Chew, S.H. 
Ebstein, R.P. 
Zhong, S. 
Keywords: Gender difference
Genetics
Sex hormone
Ultimatum game
Issue Date: Jun-2013
Source: Chew, S.H., Ebstein, R.P., Zhong, S. (2013-06). Sex-hormone genes and gender difference in ultimatum game: Experimental evidence from China and Israel. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 90 : 28-42. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2013.03.008
Abstract: Combining the methodologies of experimental economics and molecular genetics, we report a genetic association between sex-hormone genes and ultimatum game (UG) behavior in a discovery sample from China and a replication sample from Israel. The androgen receptor gene is found to be associated with UG responder behavior for male but not female subjects in the Chinese population, but this finding is not replicated in the Israeli sample. The estrogen receptor β gene is significantly associated with female UG responder behavior but not for male subjects in the Chinese sample. This finding is marginally replicated in the Israeli sample. Overall, our findings provide suggestive evidence on a gender specific relationship between sex-hormone genes and UG responder behavior, and can contribute to a deeper understanding of gender differences in fairness preference at the level of molecular genetics. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
Source Title: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/49966
ISSN: 01672681
DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2013.03.008
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