Behavior under social pressure: Empty Italian stadiums and referee bias
Per Pettersson-Lidbom () and
Economics Letters, 2010, vol. 108, issue 2, 212-214
Due to tightened safety regulation, some Italian soccer teams had to temporarily play home matches in empty stadiums in 2007. We exploit this event and find that referees exhibited home bias caused by social pressure when spectators were present.
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