Title
The shape of success : estimating contest success fuctions in sports The shape of success : estimating contest success fuctions in sports
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
report
Publication
Antwerp :UA, [*]
Subject
Economics
Source (series)
Research paper / UA, Faculty of Applied Economics ; 2010:22
Volume/pages
10 p.,
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
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 e¤orts …t the data better than Hirshleifer CSFs based on absolute e¤ort di¤erences.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/9ab90a/320d1e24.pdf
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