How Did the AFL National Draft Mitigate Perverse Incentives?
Journal of Sports Economics, 2020, vol. 21, issue 2, 139-151
Similar to the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League, the reverse-order nature of the Australian Football League (AFL) national player draft has often times been speculated to induce tanking. However, a prior study found that there is no evidence of tanking within the AFL. This study tests this assumption under four periods, namely, pre-2006, 2006-2011, 2012-2014, and post-2014, to reflect the changes in rules. While the results concur with the previous study, the behavior of teams in the priority pick era of the draft finds evidence to the contrary.
Keywords: tanking; priority pick; DVI; probit; competitive balance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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