Sher Afghan Asad (ISU)

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 3:40 pm to 5:00 pm

Sher Afghan AsadLocation: 360 Heady Hall

Description: Sher Afghan Asad, Ph.D. grad student, Iowa State University
"Reverse discrimination: Evidence from an online labor market"

Abstract: The issue of discrimination is explored at great length in economic literature however almost all the literature in economics has tend to investigate the issue on the premise that discrimination is always driven by the employers. In the present study we investigate the issue from a different angle and investigate whether discrimination can run in an opposite direction i.e. whether workers from one group may exhibit biases towards the employers from the other group when working for opposite group employers. To our knowledge the possibility of racial bias from the worker side has not been explored in the economic literature. We design a model based real effort experiment on Amazon Mechanical Turk to answer our research questions. 

Contact Person: John Winters