DP4344 Manipulations in Contests
|Author(s):||Chen Cohen, Aner Sela|
|Publication Date:||April 2004|
|Keyword(s):||contests, Tullock's models|
|Programme Areas:||Industrial Organization|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=4344|
We study the classical Tullock's model of one-stage contests where the probability of winning is a function of the efforts exerted by the contestants. We show that by a simple non-discriminating rule the contest designer is able to manipulate the outcome of the contest such that the probabilities to win are not ordered according to the contestants' abilities.