“Testing the Causal Influence of Testosterone on Rent-Seeking and Competition in Humans”
Colin Camerer, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology; Amos Nadler, Assistant Professor, Ivey Business, Western University, Ontario, Canada; Gideon Nave, PhD Student, Cal Tech.
Is there a causal effect of testosterone on behavior in rent seeking, risk taking and competition? The experimenters will administer testosterone or a placebo in a double blind protocol. The participants will then participate in rent seeking, competition and risk taking experiments. Will those with more testosterone be more competitive and risk taking?