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Beautiful Game TheoryHow Soccer Can Help Economics$
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Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691144023

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Beautiful Game Theory
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Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main theme. This book is an economics book with soccer is the common thread of all the chapters. But the nature of the relationship between economics and soccer studied here is not entirely obvious. Just as data involving stones and apples were useful in physics, data from soccer are useful for economics. Soccer replaces apples and stones, and economics replaces physics. Using data from soccer, this book attempts to obtain and present novel insights into human behavior. This difference is what distinguishes this book from other economics books and from other books on the study of sports.

Keywords:   soccer, economics, human behavior, sports, game theory

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