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Psychological pressure in competitive environments: Evidence from a randomized natural experiment: Comment


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Title: Psychological pressure in competitive environments: Evidence from a randomized natural experiment: Comment
Authors: Kocker, Martin G.
Lenz, Marc V.
Sutter, Matthias
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2010
Publication type: report
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
439
Keywords: Tournament
first-mover advantage
psychological pressure
field experiment
soccer
penalty shootouts
Abstract: Apesteguia and Palacios-Huerta (forthcoming) report for a sample of 129 shootouts from various seasons in ten different competitions that teams kicking first in soccer penalty shootouts win significantly more often than teams kicking second. Collecting data for the entire history of six major soccer competitions we cannot replicate their result. Teams kicking first win only 53.4% of 262 shootouts in our data, which is not significantly different from random. Our findings have two implicatio... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/22201
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