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    This Article takes an experimental approach to test whether the salience of the law as a system that governs an interaction affects people’s preferences. I find that when the law is made salient in an interaction people’s preferences are altered: they express more future-oriented preferences and donate less money to charity, as compared to when the law is not salient in an otherwise identical interaction. When the law is salient in an interaction people also prefer ‘products’ over experiences, b…Read more
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    Intersecting Cultural Beliefs in Social Relations: Gender, Race, and Class Binds and Freedoms
    with Cecilia L. Ridgeway
    Gender and Society 27 (3): 294-318. 2013.
    We develop an evidence-based theoretical account of how widely shared cultural beliefs about gender, race, and class intersect in interpersonal and other social relational contexts in the United States to create characteristic cultural “binds” and freedoms for actors in those contexts. We treat gender, race, and class as systems of inequality that are culturally constructed as distinct but implicitly overlap through their defining beliefs, which reflect the perspectives of dominant groups in soc…Read more
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    Competence, Desert and Trust — Why are Women Penalized in Online Product Market Interactions?
    with Tali Regev
    Theoretical Inquiries in Law 18 (1): 83-95. 2017.
    Why do women sellers in product markets receive lower prices than men sellers when selling the same identical products? This Article investigates the effects of cultural beliefs about competence, desert and trust on market interactions with women and men sellers. We use an experimental approach to show that the prices people are willing to pay for the exact same product are affected by cultural beliefs about gender; when a woman sells a gift card, she is likely to receive five percent less for i…Read more