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Referee Bias
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2016 (English)In: Journal of economic surveys (Print), ISSN 0950-0804, E-ISSN 1467-6419, Vol. 30, no 4, 679-695 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper surveys the empirical literature on the behavior of referees in professionalfootball and other sports. Referees are typically appointed by a principal to be impartial, especiallywhen unbiased referee judgment is vital for the accomplishment of the principal’s objective.Answering whether referees make biased decisions and understanding the causes that lead refereesto digress from their principal duty of impartiality is therefore fundamental from a theoretical pointof view. At the same time, assessing the prevalence and origin of referee bias is germane to variousdomains of life. Referee bias is particularly relevant in sports, where partial decision-making candetermine competition outcomes, which can have strong repercussions on athletes’ careers andsupporters’ well-being.

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2016. Vol. 30, no 4, 679-695 p.
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Favoritism, Referee bias, Social pressure
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132471DOI: 10.1111/joes.12106ISI: 000382587600001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-132471DiVA: diva2:952470
Available from: 2016-08-14 Created: 2016-08-14 Last updated: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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