Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/37282
Authors: 
Mechtel, Mario
Brändle, Tobias
Stribeck, Agnes
Vetter, Karin
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Labor Market and Entrepreneurs: Empirical Studies B8-V1
Abstract: 
An old soccer myth states that teams affected by a sending-off perform better than they would have without the penalty. Using economic theory, we analyze the course of a soccer match after a sending-off and test our hypotheses using data from the German Bundesliga from 1999 to 2009. The results show that sending-offs affecting home teams have a negative impact on their performance. However, for guest teams the impact of a sending-off on their performance depends on the time remaining after the sending-off. Thus, the ten do it better myth seems to hold for guest teams to a certain extent.
Subjects: 
soccer
team performance
red card
sending-off
Bundesliga
JEL: 
L83
M12
M50
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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