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dc.contributor.authorKing, Nicholasen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorOwen, P. Dorianen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAudas, Ricken_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:06:13Z
dc.date.copyright2010-08-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationKing, N., Owen, P. D., & Audas, R. (2010). Playoff Uncertainty, Match Uncertainty and Attendance at Australian National Rugby League Matches (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 1007). Department of Economics, University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/1040en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/1040
dc.description.abstractThis paper develops a new simulation-based measure of playoff uncertainty and investigates its contribution to modelling match attendance compared to other variants of playoff uncertainty in the existing literature. A model of match attendance that incorporates match uncertainty, playoff uncertainty, past home-team performance and other relevant control variables is fitted to Australian National Rugby League data for seasons 2004-2008 using fixed effects estimation. The results suggest that playoff uncertainty and home-team success are more important determinants of match attendance than match uncertainty. Alternative measures of playoff uncertainty based on points behind the leader, although more ad hoc, also appear able to capture the effects of playoff uncertainty.en_NZ
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dc.publisherDepartment of Economics, University of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.business.otago.ac.nz/econ/research/discussionpapers/index.htmlen_NZ
dc.subjectplayoff uncertaintyen_NZ
dc.subjectmatch uncertaintyen_NZ
dc.subjectsports league attendanceen_NZ
dc.subjectAustralian National Rugby Leagueen_NZ
dc.subjectfixed effects estimationen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHB Economic Theoryen_NZ
dc.titlePlayoff Uncertainty, Match Uncertainty and Attendance at Australian National Rugby League Matchesen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionPublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages33en_NZ
otago.date.accession2010-10-05 20:35:06en_NZ
otago.schoolDepartment of Economicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints933en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsEconomicsen_NZ
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