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Did the AFL Equalisation Policy Achieve the Evenness of the League?

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  • Virginie Masson

    () (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

  • Nicholas Sim

    () (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

  • Luke Wedding

    (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

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In this paper, we investigate whether the Australian Football League (AFL) intervention policies coincided with a more even-playing field in the league, as captured by individual match margins. We find that only two out of the eight major policies implemented over the last hundred years are correlated with lower margin. All other policies are at best ineffectual, and at worst, potentially damaging to the evenness the AFL strives to achieve.

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  • Virginie Masson & Nicholas Sim & Luke Wedding, "undated". "Did the AFL Equalisation Policy Achieve the Evenness of the League?," School of Economics Working Papers 2013-11, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:adl:wpaper:2013-11
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    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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