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Pressão social e favorecimento: evidências para o futebol brasileiro

Bruno Rocha (), Igor Viveiros Souza, Fábio A. Miessi Sanches and José Carlos Domingos da Silva
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Igor Viveiros Souza: UFOP
Fábio A. Miessi Sanches: London School of Economics
José Carlos Domingos da Silva: PUC/SP e FECAP

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Abstract: Sports competitions have been used as source for applied studies on individual behavior under pressure. This work evaluates Brazilian refereeing bias in football (soccer) games of Campeonato Brasileiro 2004-2008. The results show that referees systematically favor home teams by setting more extra time in close matches in which home teams are behind. The bias is not exclusively explained by the supporters’ pressure. There are evidences of referees’ favoritism only in small stadiums, with a stronger bias in more opaque games.

Keywords: Behavioral economics, Social pressure; Sports economics. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D03 D73 L83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-09
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