The shape of success : estimating contest success fuctions in sports
Faculty of Applied Economics
Antwerp :UA, 2010
Research paper / UA, Faculty of Applied Economics ; 2010:22
University of Antwerp
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.