Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93870
Authors: 
Gürtler, Oliver
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
SFB/TR 15 Discussion Paper 47
Abstract: 
In this paper, a group contest is analyzed, where the groups are allowed to determine their sharing rules either sequentially or simultaneously. It is found that in case the more numerous group determines its sharing rule prior to the smaller group, rent dissipation in the group contest is higher than in an individual contest. However, if the order of moves is endogenized, the smaller group will always act prior to the bigger group. Competition between the groups is in this way weakened and the groups are able to save on expenditures.
Subjects: 
Group contest
rent seeking
sequential choices
sharing rule
JEL: 
D72
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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