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Did the AFL Equalisation Policy Achieve the Evenness of the League?

Virginie Masson, Nicholas Sim () and Luke Wedding
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Luke Wedding: School of Economics, University of Adelaide

No 2013-11, School of Economics and Public Policy Working Papers from University of Adelaide, School of Economics and Public Policy

Abstract: In this paper, we investigate whether the Australian Football League (AFL) intervention policies coincided with a more even-playing field in the league, as captured by individual match margins. We find that only two out of the eight major policies implemented over the last hundred years are correlated with lower margin. All other policies are at best ineffectual, and at worst, potentially damaging to the evenness the AFL strives to achieve.

JEL-codes: C01 L83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages.
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