Who wins at the Chess Olympics? The role of resources and education capital
Juan de Dios Tena () and
No 202013, Working Papers from University of Liverpool, Department of Economics
The paper investigates national team success at the principal tournament of a prominent mind sport, chess. As in prior literature on physical sports, panel data estimation reveals population and per capita gdp as strong predictors. But when we add a measure of education capital, per capita income loses significance, suggesting that effects from income levels are mediated through schooling in the case of a cerebral game. However, when we estimated a similar model to account for medal wins at the Olympics, results were similar, implying that schooling levels are also relevant to success in physical sports.
Keywords: education capital; economic resources; sports economics; chess; Olympics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C52 I26 Z20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 8 pages
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