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URN etd-0523115-172856
Author Shi-xian Li
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Department Economics
Year 2014
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title Strategic behavior in tournaments
Date of Defense 2015-06-18
Page Count 40
Keyword
  • tournament
  • number of fans
  • clubs’ benefits
  • bribing referees
  • surprising effect
  • Abstract There are many factors which will affect tournament results. This article studies three of them to run the tournament model: number of fans, clubs’ benefits and the utility of referees. This paper analyzes how the parameters vary to affect the tournaments by studying the connections between these three factors and tournament results, and discussing what offers and targets clubs will take to bribe the referees. Furthermore, the paper takes Korea’s bribing case for example to explain under certain circumstances, the tournaments will go even more unfair in order to prevent it. We find that whether the number of fans will affect players’ performance is uncertain, however, if players are divided into two groups: the professionals and amateurs, larger audience can have surprising effect on the amateurs, as they are going to play much more harder on the fields. Also, players’ performance and emotions influence the utility of fans. The more sense of accomplishment players have, the more utility the fans will make. Therefore, fans will go watch tournaments more often. Clubs will bribe referees to improve their chance to win, hence they can get more ticket sales. And referees will decide to accept clubs’ bribe or not by considering their utility increases or decreases. Under the situation that referees take the bribe, the critical value of how referees can help to improve clubs’ winning percentage is discussed by this article.
    Advisory Committee
  • Cho, Hai-Tao - chair
  • Shan-Non Chin - co-chair
  • Tru-Gin Liu - advisor
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  • etd-0523115-172856.pdf
  • Indicate in-campus at 5 year and off-campus access at 5 year.
    Date of Submission 2015-06-24

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