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How to Divide the Possession of a Football?
Economics Letters (2008)
  • Yeon-Koo Che, Columbia University
  • Terrence Hendershott, University of California, Berkeley
The current National Football League overtime rule favors the team starting on offense. Auctioning off or dividing-and-choosing the starting possession can potentially restore ex post fairness. We find auctions to provide a better outcome when teams have asymmetric information.
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Discussion Paper 0506-25
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Yeon-Koo Che and Terrence Hendershott. "How to Divide the Possession of a Football?" Economics Letters (2008)
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