Preemptive behavior in sequential-move tournaments with heterogeneous agents
AbstractRank-order tournaments are usually modeled simultaneously. However, real tournaments are often sequential. We show that agents' strategic behavior in sequential-move tournaments significantly differ from the one in simultaneous-move tournaments: In a sequential-move tournament with heterogeneous agents, the first acting agent may choose a preemptively high effort so that the following agent gives up. The principal is able to prevent preemptive behavior in equilibrium by choosing a sufficiently small spread between winner and loser prize. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005
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- Peter-J. Jost & Matthias Kräkel, 2004. "Preemptive Behavior in Sequential-Move Tournaments with Heterogeneous Agents," Bonn Econ Discussion Papers bgse21_2004, University of Bonn, Germany.
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