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Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta


A wealth of research in recent decades has seen the economic approach to human behavior extended over many areas previously considered to belong to sociology, political science, law, and other fields. Research has also shown that economics can provide insight into many aspects of sports, including soccer. This book uses soccer to test economic theories and document novel human behavior, thus illuminating economics through the world's most popular sport. The book offers unique and often startling insights into game theory and microeconomics, covering topics such as mixed strategies, discriminat ... More

Keywords: human behavior, economics, sport, soccer, game theory, microeconomics, human preference, discrimination, incentives, experimental economics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691144023
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, author
London School of Economics