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Women entrepreneurs are known to receive smaller loans than men while repaying swifter. Does this evidence stem from business needs or from double-standard screening? To address this issue, we develop a new estimation method and apply it to an exceptionally exhaustive database from a Brazilian microfinance institution. The empirical results point to gender discrimination. We indeed show that women entrepreneurs receive smaller loans and incur lower losses for the lender. Additionally, we showdoi:10.2139/ssrn.1718574 fatcat:im2evjny2rbajnwphxtv4kvpji