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First impression biases and the value of blind auditioning

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Motivated by the performing arts, I investigate the repercussions of an evaluator's bias against a specific group of applicants, such as women, in a setting where the evaluator decides upfront between holding an informed or a blind audition. In the latter case, the evaluator learns neither the applicant's ability nor the gender. I show that a blind audition comes with a fundamental trade-off: it avoids misleading first impressions but prohibits the screening of applicants by ability. Above...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Economics
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University of Oxford
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Type of award:
MPhil
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Masters
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University of Oxford
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2020-06-04

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