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The shape of success: estimating contest success functions in sports

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  • Thomas Peeters

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    (University of Antwerp)

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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 ?nd 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 International Association of Sports Economists & North American Association of Sports Economists in its series Working Papers with number 1108.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
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Handle: RePEc:spe:wpaper:1108

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Keywords: contests; contest success functions; sports;

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