Mitigation of Perverse Incentives in Professional Sports Leagues with Reverse-Order Drafts

Mitigation of Perverse Incentives in Professional Sports Leagues with Reverse-Order Drafts Efficacy of industry policy implementation is enhanced when governments expedite resolution of private sector uncertainty. This study reinforces the mechanism through which production outcomes improve, via program evaluation analysis from professional sports. An alternative determination rule for allocating picks in reverse-order drafts—fewest games played when eliminated from playoffs—is considered in comparison with the current standard (fewest wins at end-of-season). Elimination timing is estimated via Monte Carlo simulation. Using MLB and NBA data from 2005–2013, results from a quasi-natural experiment show that when a team’s perverse incentive to underperform is effectively removed prior to its final game of the season, its subsequent performance improves significantly. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

Mitigation of Perverse Incentives in Professional Sports Leagues with Reverse-Order Drafts

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
ISSN
0889-938X
eISSN
1573-7160
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11151-015-9494-8
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Abstract

Efficacy of industry policy implementation is enhanced when governments expedite resolution of private sector uncertainty. This study reinforces the mechanism through which production outcomes improve, via program evaluation analysis from professional sports. An alternative determination rule for allocating picks in reverse-order drafts—fewest games played when eliminated from playoffs—is considered in comparison with the current standard (fewest wins at end-of-season). Elimination timing is estimated via Monte Carlo simulation. Using MLB and NBA data from 2005–2013, results from a quasi-natural experiment show that when a team’s perverse incentive to underperform is effectively removed prior to its final game of the season, its subsequent performance improves significantly.

Journal

Review of Industrial OrganizationSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 8, 2015

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