Are yokozuna sacred? : Further evidence on match-rigging in sumo wrestling
AbstractThis paper looks for statistical evidence of match-rigging by yokozuna (grand champions) in Japanese sumo, which previous studies have not yet examined. The results suggest that yokozuna, too, have been involved in match-rigging, suggesting that economic incentives play an important role in shaping human behavior in almost any institution.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in its series CIS Discussion paper series with number 609.
Length: 14 p.
Date of creation: Oct 2013
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Corruption; Incentives; Sumo wrestling;
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