Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

by Ignacio Palacios-Huerta


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691169255
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 605,680
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta is professor of management, economics, and strategy at the London School of Economics, and head of talent identification at Athletic Club de Bilbao, a professional soccer club in Spain.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1.Pelé Meets John von Neumann in the Penalty Area 9
2.Vernon Smith Meets Messi in the Laboratory 31
3.Lessons for Experimental Design 45
4.Mapping Minimax in the Brain (with Antonio Olivero, Sven Bestmann, Jose Florensa Vila, and Jose Apesteguia) 58
5.Psychological Pressure on the Field and Elsewhere 68
6.Scoring at Halftime 89
7.Favoritism under Social Pressure 107
8.Making the Beautiful Game a Bit Less Beautiful (with Luis Garicano) 124
9.Fear Pitch 151
10.From Argentina without Emotions 164
11.Discrimination: From the Makana Football Association to Europe 174
Acknowledgments 193
References 195
Index 205

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