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Manipulations in Contests

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  • Cohen, Chen
  • Sela, Aner

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We study the classical Tullock's model of one-stage contests where the probability of winning is a function of the efforts exerted by the contestants. We show that by a simple non-discriminating rule the contest designer is able to manipulate the outcome of the contest such that the probabilities to win are not ordered according to the contestants' abilities.

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  • Cohen, Chen & Sela, Aner, 2004. "Manipulations in Contests," CEPR Discussion Papers 4344, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:4344
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    Keywords

    contests; Tullock's models;

    JEL classification:

    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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