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The shape of success: Estimating contest success functions in sports

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  • PEETRS, Thomas

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In this note I estimate and compare Tullock- and Hirshleifer-style contest success functions (CSFs) using data from the 4 major American sports leagues. I find that Tullock CSFs based on relative efforts fit the data better than Hirshleifer CSFs based on absolute effort differences.

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Paper provided by University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2010022.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ant:wpaper:2010022

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Keywords: Contests; Contest success functions; Sports;

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