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Size and distribution of prizes and efforts in contests

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  • Gil S. Epstein

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    (Bar-Ilan University)

  • Shmuel Nitzan

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    (Bar-Ilan University)

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The intensity of competition in contests is affected by the sum of the awarded prizes and by the prize distribution among the contestants. The current paper examines which of these two parameters has a larger effect on the players' extent of participation in the contest.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 8 (2005)
Issue (Month): 10 ()
Pages: 1-10

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-04h00002

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  2. Gil S. Epstein & Shmuel Nitzan, 2006. "Effort and Performance in Public Policy Contests," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 8(2), pages 265-282, 05.
  3. Hurley, Terrance M, 1998. " Rent Dissipation and Efficiency in a Contest with Asymmetric Valuations," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 94(3-4), pages 289-98, March.
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