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dc.contributor.authorPrice, Josephen_US
dc.contributor.authorWolfers, Justinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:52:03Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:52:03Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33861-
dc.description.abstractThe NBA provides an intriguing place to test for taste-based discrimination: referees and players are involved in repeated interactions in a high-pressure setting with referees making the type of split-second decisions that might allow implicit racial biases to manifest themselves. Moreover, the referees receive constant monitoring and feedback on their performance. (Commissioner Stern has claimed that NBA referees are the most ranked, rated, reviewed, statistically analyzed and mentored group of employees of any company in any place in the world.) The essentially arbitrary assignment of refereeing crews to basketball games, and the number of repeated interactions allow us to convincingly test for own-race preferences. We find - even conditioning on player and referee fixed effects (and specific game fixed effects) - that more personal fouls are called against players when they are officiated by an opposite-race refereeing crew than when officiated by an own-race crew. These biases are sufficiently large that we find appreciable differences in whether predominantly black teams are more likely to win or lose, based on the racial composition of the refereeing crewen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2863en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwProfessioneller Sporten_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Diskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleRacial discrimination among NBA refereesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn539608742en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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