Women and Competition in Elimination Tournaments

Evidence From Professional Tennis Data

This article examines how professional female tennis players react to (a) prize incentives and (b) heterogeneity in ex ante players' abilities. It is found that a larger prize spread encourages women to increase effort, even when controlling for many tournament and player characteristics. Furth...

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Volume: 9
Main Author: Lallemand, Thierry
Plasman, Robert
Rycx, François
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Los Angeles, CA Sage Publications 01.02.2008
published in: Journal of sports economics Vol. 9; no. 1; pp. 3 - 19
Data of publication: 20080200
ISSN: 1527-0025
EISSN: 1552-7794
Discipline: Law
Recreation & Sports
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: Web of Knowledge
Social Sciences Citation Index
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Web of Science - Social Sciences Citation Index - 2008
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