Do male managers increase risk-taking of female teams? Evidence from the NCAA / Rene Böheim (Johannes Kepler University Linz, CD Lab, University of Economics and Business Vienna, IZA and CESifo), Christoph Freudenthaler (Johannes Kepler University Linz), Mario Lackner (Johannes Kepler University Linz and CD Lab) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserBöheim, René ; Freudenthaler, Christoph ; Lackner, Mario
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, February 2019
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12144
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Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

We analyze the effect of the coachs 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.