Winning by Losing: Incentive Incompatibility in Multiple Qualifiers

Preprint OPEN
Dagaev, Dmitry; Sonin, Konstantin;
(2013)
  • Subject: football; organization; tournaments; UEFA Champions League
    • jel: jel:D71

In sport tournaments, the rules are presumably structured in a way that any team cannot be better off (e.g., to advance to the next round of competition) by losing instead of winning a game. Starting with a real-world example, we demonstrate that the existing national r... View more
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