Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/77568
Authors: 
Bartling, Björn
Brandes, Leif
Schunk, Daniel
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, University of Zurich 73
Abstract: 
We show that professional soccer players exhibit reference-dependent behavior during matches. Controlling for the state of the match and for unobserved heterogeneity, we show on a minute-by-minute basis that a player breaches the rules of the game, measured by the referee's assignment of cards, with a significantly higher probability if his team is behind the expected match outcome, measured by pre-play betting odds of large professional bookmakers. We derive these results in two independent data sets, one from ten seasons of the German Bundesliga, the other from eight seasons the English Premier League, each with more than half a million minutes of play.
Subjects: 
reference points
expectations
experience
high stakes
competition
JEL: 
D03
D81
D84
L83
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
182.18 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.