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dc.contributor.authorMiklós-Thal, Jeanineen_US
dc.contributor.authorUllrich, Hannesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-01T09:45:41Z-
dc.date.available2009-09-01T09:45:41Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27720-
dc.description.abstractThis paper develops a theory of contests based on perceived abilities, and provides evidence for the predictions of this theory using panel data from professional soccer. We examine how soccer players perform in club matches during the informal)nomination contests for national teams prior to an important international Cup, the Euro 2008. Our differences-in-differences analysis uses players from nonqualified nations who play in the same league as a control group. We find a large positive effect of nomination contest participation on several output measures for players with intermediate chances of being nominated, as proxied by past national team participations. For players with no prior national team experience there is no significant effect. We also find support for the theory that players whose nomination is close to certain reduce their effort in order to avoid injuries or exhaustion prior to the Cup. Finally, any positive reaction is strongest for young players.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers|x09-027en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwExtensives Spielen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbsverlaufen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwWahrnehmungen_US
dc.subject.stwFußballsporten_US
dc.subject.stwProfessioneller Sporten_US
dc.subject.stwNationalstaaten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleNomination contests: theory and empirical evidence from professional socceren_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn605027293en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:09027-

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