nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2013‒11‒14
one paper chosen by
Joao Carlos Correia Leitao
Universidade da Beira Interior and Universidade de Lisboa

  1. Are yokozuna sacred? : Further evidence on match-rigging in sumo wrestling By Hori, Masahiro; Iwamoto, Koichiro

  1. By: Hori, Masahiro; Iwamoto, Koichiro
    Abstract: This paper looks for statistical evidence of match-rigging by yokozuna (grand champions) in Japanese sumo, which previous studies have not yet examined. The results suggest that yokozuna, too, have been involved in match-rigging, suggesting that economic incentives play an important role in shaping human behavior in almost any institution.
    Keywords: Corruption, Incentives, Sumo wrestling
    JEL: K42 L83 M52
    Date: 2013–10

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