SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance
Accuracy in Contests: Players' Perspective
Abstract: We propose a political theory for the slow adoption of
technology in sports and other contests. We investigate players’preferences
for new technology that improves contest accuracy. Modeling accuracy as the
elasticity of "production" in a standard Tullock contest, we show that
players may be against higher accuracy if heterogeneity among them is:(1)
sufficiently low; (2) moderate but the initial accuracy is low; or (3) high
but the initial accuracy is high. We apply our results to the recent
adoption of goal-line technology by major European soccer leagues.
Keywords: contest accuracy; politics; slow technology adoption; goal-line technology; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C72; D44; D72; (follow links to similar papers)
30 pages, September 23, 2013, Revised September 24, 2013
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