Do male managers increase risk-taking of female teams? Evidence from the NCAA

Rene Böheim, Christoph Freudenthaler, Mario Lackner

Publikation: Working/Discussion PaperWU Working Paper

51 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

We analyze the effect of the coach's gender on risk-taking in women sports teams using data taken from National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball games. We find that the coach's gender has a sizable and significant effect on risk-taking, a finding that is robust to several empirical strategies, including an instrumental variable approach. In particular, we find that risk-taking among teams with a male head coach is 5 percentage points greater than that in teams with a female head coach. This gap is persistent over time and across intermediate game standings. The fact that risk-taking has a significantly positive effect on game success suggests that female coaches should be more risk-taking.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seitenumfang29
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2019

Publikationsreihe

ReiheDepartment of Economics Working Paper Series
Nummer281

Österreichische Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige (ÖFOS)

  • 502001 Arbeitsmarktpolitik

WU Working Paper Reihe

  • Department of Economics Working Paper Series

Zitat