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Title:The first shall be last: serial position effects in the case contestants evaluate each other PDF Logo
Authors:Haigner, Stefan D.
Jenewein, Stefan
Müller, Hans-Christian
Wakolbinger, Florian
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:DICE discussion paper 14
Abstract:We analyze competitions where the contestants evaluate each other and find the first contestant to be disadvantaged. We suspect that this is due to information diffusion, Bayesian belief updating taking place in course of the contest and initial uncertainty about a contestant's relative quality.
Subjects:Serial Position Effects
Ordering Effects
JEL:C12
D81
ISBN:978-3-86304-013-0
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:DICE Discussion Paper, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)

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