Measuring Parity in Sports Leagues with Draws: Further Comments
AbstractThis paper re-examines the calculation of the relative standard deviation (RSD) measure of competitive balance in leagues in which draws are possible outcomes. Some key conclusions emerging from the exchange between Cain and Haddock (2006) and Fort (2007) are reversed. There is no difference, for any given points assignment scheme, between the RSD for absolute points compared to percentages of points. However, variations in the points assignment that change the ratio of points for a win compared to a draw do result in different RSD values, although the numerical differences are minor.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Otago, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1005.
Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2010
Date of revision: Jul 2010
sports economics; competitive balance; relative standard deviation; idealized standard deviation; draws/ties;
Other versions of this item:
- P Dorian Owen, 2010. "Measuring Parity in Sports Leagues with Draws: Further Comments," NCER Working Paper Series 59, National Centre for Econometric Research.
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
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