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dc.contributor.authorLenten, Liam J. A.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWinchester, Nivenen_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:05:27Z
dc.date.copyright2009-03-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationLenten, L. J. A., & Winchester, N. (2009). Optimal Bonus Points in the Australian Football League (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 903). Department of Economics, University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/895en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/895
dc.description.abstractBonus point systems are a popular tournament design feature in some sports. We consider a bonus point system for the Australian Football League (AFL). In this paper, we utilise league points as a measure of team strength in a prediction model and choose the allocation of points to maximise prediction accuracy. For AFL data extending over seasons 1997-2008, we determine a bonus points system that does a better job at revealing strong teams than the current allocation of league points. We conclude that there is considerable scope for the introduction bonus points to improve tournament design in the AFL.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.subjectSporten_NZ
dc.subjectPredictionsen_NZ
dc.subjectEstimationen_NZ
dc.subjectTournament Designen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHB Economic Theoryen_NZ
dc.titleOptimal Bonus Points in the Australian Football Leagueen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionPublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages26en_NZ
otago.date.accession2010-06-01 21:32:14en_NZ
otago.schoolDepartment of Economicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints903en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsEconomicsen_NZ
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