Social Learning

Gender Biases in Social Learning

(*joint with [Sam Stelnicki]( and [Xiaomin Bian](*) Does gender bias play a role in information exchange and social learning? We experimentally investigate the degree to which gender influences belief formation in a social network.

To follow the Herd or break away? Overconfidence and Social Learning

(*Joint with [Jason Tayawa](*) We experimentally analyze how overconfidence in one's relative expertise impacts social learning in the lab. We modify the social learning settings of Anderson and Holt (1997) to allow for signal accuracy to vary with an individual's skill. Our results show that overconfidence can affect welfare in social learning settings by inducing people to break away from existing herds.