Ethnic discrimination: lessons from the Israeli online market for used cars

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Using a combination of randomised field experiments, follow-up telephone surveys and other data collection efforts, this article studies the extent and the sources of ethnic discrimination in the Israeli online market for used cars. We find robust evidence of discrimination against Arab buyers and sellers which, the analysis suggests, is motivated by 'statistical' rather than 'taste' considerations. We additionally find that Arab sellers manipulate their ethnic identity in the market by leaving the name field in their advertisements blank.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)F433-F468
Number of pages36
JournalEconomic Journal
Issue number572
StatePublished - Nov 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics

RAMBI Publications

  • rambi
  • Ecosystem health -- Israel
  • Environmental policy -- Israel
  • Israel -- Environmental conditions
  • Jewish-Arab relations -- Israel


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