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Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144023
eISBN:
9781400850310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

A wealth of research in recent decades has seen the economic approach to human behavior extended over many areas previously considered to belong to sociology, political science, law, and other ... More


Before the Sports Bra: A Short History of Women's Sports Through the 1970s

Susan Ware

in Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women's Sports

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834541
eISBN:
9781469603384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877999_ware.8
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the U.S. soccer team's victory over China for the Women's World Cup. Tied 0-0 in regulation and after two grueling overtimes, the game came down to a tense penalty shoot-out. ... More


Borrowing from Soccer: Entry by Merit

in Fans of the World, Unite!: A (Capitalist) Manifesto for Sports Consumers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756686
eISBN:
9780804769778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756686.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter illustrates how most of the problems that sports fans in America face are, in fact, not experienced by their international counterparts. This is due to the entry-by-merit system that is ... More


Challenging Social Segregation

Julia Martínez and Adrian Vickers

in The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia's Northern Trading Network

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840020
eISBN:
9780824868048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840020.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The lives of Asian indentured workers in Australian pearling ports was subject to strict regulation in an attempt to defend 'White Australia' from the perceived threat of racial intermingling. Prior ... More


. Chombalízate: Re-Africanization of Sports, Music, and Politics, 1990–2010

Peter Szok

in Wolf Tracks: Popular Art and Re-Africanization in Twentieth-Century Panama

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032431
eISBN:
9781617032448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032431.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In Panama, chombalízate is a derogatory word for blacks that is associated particularly with Afro-Antillean culture and with connotations of stupidity, laziness, and licentiousness. It was also a ... More


The Complete Guide to Soccer Fitness & Injury Prevention: A Handbook for Players, Parents, and Coaches

Donald T. Kirkendall

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831823
eISBN:
9781469602974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882757_kirkendall
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

What are the best fuel foods for soccer players? What training regimen will best prepare young soccer players and improve their resistance to injuries? This book presents answers to these questions. ... More


Discrimination: From the Makana Football Association to Europe

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

in Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144023
eISBN:
9781400850310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter is concerned with taste-based models of discrimination, where the pioneer framework of analysis is the model first formalized in Gary S. Becker's classic The Economics of Discrimination ... More


Favoritism under Social Pressure

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

in Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144023
eISBN:
9781400850310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter examines the effect of social forces as determinants of behavior, in particular the role of social pressure as a determinant of corruption, through the lens of professional soccer. ... More


Fear Pitch

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

in Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144023
eISBN:
9781400850310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter compares the behavior of fans before and after games who were subject to acts of hooliganism, vandalism, or criminal damage, including those who experienced disturbances and violent ... More


From Argentina Without Emotions

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

in Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144023
eISBN:
9781400850310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter focuses on psychological pressure in a competitive environment. It tests the hypothesis that if incentives become sufficiently large, the performance of professional players should ... More


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