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How to Divide the Possession of a Football?

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  • Che, Yeon-Koo
  • Hendershott, Terrence

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The current National Football League overtime rule favors the team starting on offense. Auctioning off or dividing-and-choosing the starting possession can potentially restore ex post fairness. We find auctions to provide a better outcome when teams have asymmetric information.

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  • Che, Yeon-Koo & Hendershott, Terrence, 2006. "How to Divide the Possession of a Football?," MPRA Paper 6103, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6103
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    8. Kurt Rotthoff, 2012. "Bankruptcy behavior in the NFL: does the overtime structure change the strategy of the game?," Journal of Economics and Finance, Springer;Academy of Economics and Finance, vol. 36(3), pages 662-674, July.
    9. Landeo, Claudia M. & Spier, Kathryn E., 2013. "Shotgun mechanisms for common-value partnerships: The unassigned-offeror problem," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(3), pages 390-394.
    10. Yeon-Koo Che & Erin Cho, 2011. "Brave New World of Market Design," Korean Economic Review, Korean Economic Association, vol. 27, pages 33-56.

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    JEL classification:

    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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