Department of Finance
Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 3
Institutional Affiliation: Copenhagen Business School
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|June 2020||Gender Differences in Negotiation: Evidence from Real Estate Transactions|
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We investigate negotiations over real estate and find that men secure better prices than women when negotiating to buy and sell property. However, the gender difference declines substantially when improving controls for the property’s value; and is eliminated when controlling for unobserved heterogeneity in a sample of repeated sales. Rather than evidence of gender differences in negotiation, the initial difference in prices is evidence that men and women demand different properties. Consistently we find no gender difference in the sales price secured for property inherited from a deceased parent. Provided appropriate controls men and women fare equally well when negotiating over real estate. Our study demonstrates that inference on gender differences in negotiation relies critically on co...