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The first shall be last: Serial position effects in the case contestants evaluate each other

Stefan Haigner (), Stefan Jenewein (), Hans Christian Müller and Florian Wakolbinger
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Stefan Haigner: Gesellschaft für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung Innsbruck and University of Innsbruck
Stefan Jenewein: Gesellschaft für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung Innsbruck and University of Innsbruck

Economics Bulletin, 2010, vol. 30, issue 4, 3170-3176

Abstract: We analyze competitions where the contestants evaluate each other and find the first contestant to be disadvantaged. We suspect that this is due to information diffusion, Bayesian belief updating taking place in course of the contest and initial uncertainty about a contestant's relative quality.

Keywords: Serial Position Effects; Ordering Effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C1 D8 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-11-30
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