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How to Divide the Possession of a Football?

Che, Yeon-Koo and Hendershott, Terrence (2006): How to Divide the Possession of a Football? Published in: Economics Letters

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Abstract

The current National Football League overtime rule favors the team starting on offense. Auctioning off or dividing-and-choosing the starting possession can potentially restore ex post fairness. We find auctions to provide a better outcome when teams have asymmetric information.

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