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Tournament incentives and asset price bubbles: Evidence from a field experiment

  • Berlemann, Michael
  • Vöpel, Henning

In this note we show at the example of an experimental stock market, conducted on the occasion of the World Soccer Championship 2010 in South Africa, how tournament incentives might contribute to the formation of asset price bubbles.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 232-235

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