nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2021‒10‒18
four papers chosen by
Humberto Barreto
DePauw University

  1. Survival of professional CS:GO teams: What matters? A research note By Schöber, Timo; Stadtmann, Georg; Parshakov, Petr
  2. Populists in Power By Luisa Doerr; Niklas Potrafke; Felix Roesel
  3. Effort Allocations in Elimination Tournaments By Aner Sela

  1. By: Schöber, Timo; Stadtmann, Georg; Parshakov, Petr
    Abstract: We analyse Esport data of professional CS:GO teams to shed light on the question of whether diverse teams survive longer. We also control for the prize money as a time dependent covariate. Another focus is on the liability of newness hypothesis.
    Keywords: Diversity,survival,gaming,e-Sports,liability of newness
    Date: 2021
  2. By: Luisa Doerr; Niklas Potrafke; Felix Roesel
    Abstract: We examine how populist governments influence political culture and economic outcomes. Some Austrian communities are governed by far-right populist mayors, directly elected by a majority of voters. We exploit close elections and find that the electorate becomes more polarized under populist mayors. However, polarization is not limited to politics. A major innovation of our study is using data on team members of local football teams. Our results show that diversity in local football teams decreases when populists are in power, indicating that populists infiltrate the civic society. When it comes to economic outcomes, migration and budget transparency decrease under populist governments.
    Keywords: populism, far-right politics, partisan politics, polarization, immigration, economic policy, local government, budget transparency
    JEL: D72 P16 H72 Z18
    Date: 2021
  3. By: Aner Sela (BGU)
    Keywords: Game theory, elimination tournaments, knockout tournaments
    JEL: D72 D82 D44
    Date: 2021
  4. By: Aner Sela (BGU)
    Keywords: Best-of-three contests, Best-of two contests, Resource budget
    JEL: D72 D82 D44
    Date: 2021

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