The importance of time in referee home bias due to social pressure. Evidence from Spanish football
AbstractThis paper analyses referee home bias due to social pressure with data from the matches played in the First Division of the Spanish football league between the 2002/03 and 2009/10 seasons. Finally, our main conclusion is that the time the referee has to make a decision does affect the final outcome; while there is no referee home bias when a free kick is awarded, in the case of booking players, when the referee has more time to make a decision, social pressure can influence the final outcome in favour of the home team.
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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 08 Sep 2011
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Social pressure; crowd effect; referee home bias; sports economics.;
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