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Title: Strategic Manipulations in Round-Robin Tournaments

Author(s): Alex Krumer, Reut Megidish and Aner Sela

Publication Date: February 2020

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Programme Area(s): Industrial Organization

Abstract: We study round-robin tournaments with four symmetric players and two identical prizes where players compete against each other in games modeled as an all-pay contest. We demonstrate that in this common structure players may have an incentive to manipulate the results, namely, depending on the outcomes of the first round, a player may have an incentive to lose in the second round in order to maximize his expected payoff in the tournament.

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Krumer, A, Megidish, R and Sela, A. 2020. 'Strategic Manipulations in Round-Robin Tournaments '. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research. https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=14412