Selection and incentives in contests: evidence from horse racing

Brown, Alasdair and Yang, Fuyu (2017) Selection and incentives in contests: evidence from horse racing. Applied Economics Letters, 24 (4). pp. 250-253. ISSN 1350-4851

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    The designer of internal labour market promotion contests must balance the need to select the best candidate with the need to provide incentives for all candidates. We use an extensive data set from horse racing – where there is abundant variation in contest design features – to analyse if there are particular features that help to achieve these two objectives. We find that contests with higher prize money and fewer participants are the most successful at achieving the dual remit of selection and incentives.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: contests,relative performance,selection,quitting
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 14:00
    Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 15:44
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2016.1181705

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