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Investment behaviour in a two period contest model


Grossmann, M; Dietl, H (2009). Investment behaviour in a two period contest model. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics JITE, 165(3):401-417.

Abstract

This paper presents a two-period model of talent investments in which two clubs compete for a contest prize. We show that multiple equilibria are possible, using a closed-loop approach with strictly convex costs: The large-market club invests in both periods more than the small-market club or the small-market club invests in both periods more than the large-market club. In the case of an open-loop approach with strictly convex costs, however, the large-market club always invests more. The open-loop and closed-loop equilibria coincide if costs are linear.

Abstract

This paper presents a two-period model of talent investments in which two clubs compete for a contest prize. We show that multiple equilibria are possible, using a closed-loop approach with strictly convex costs: The large-market club invests in both periods more than the small-market club or the small-market club invests in both periods more than the large-market club. In the case of an open-loop approach with strictly convex costs, however, the large-market club always invests more. The open-loop and closed-loop equilibria coincide if costs are linear.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:06 Oct 2009 11:08
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 20:22
Publisher:Mohr Siebeck
ISSN:0932-4569
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1628/093245609789471998

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