|Kocher, Martin G. and Lenz, Marc V. and Sutter, Matthias (2010): Psychological pressure in competitive environments: Evidence from a randomized natural experiment: Comment. Discussion Papers in Economics 2010-18|
Apesteguia and Palacios-Huerta (forthcoming) report for a sample of 129 shootouts from various seasons in ten different competitions that teams kicking first in soccer penalty shootouts win significantly more often than teams kicking second. Collecting data for the entire history of six major soccer competitions we cannot replicate their result. Teams kicking first win only 53.4% of 262 shootouts in our data, which is not significantly different from random. Our findings have two implications: (1) Apesteguia and Palacios-Huerta’s results are not generally robust. (2) Using specific subsamples without a coherent criterion for data selection might lead to non-representative findings.
|Item Type:||Paper (Discussion Paper)|
|Keywords:||Tournament, first-mover advantage, psychological pressure, field experiment, soccer, penalty shootouts|
Economics > Discussion Papers in Economics
Economics > Discussion Papers in Economics > Behavioral Economics
|Subjects:||300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology|
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
|Deposited On:||25. Mar 2010 14:52|
|Last Modified:||25. May 2012 11:16|
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