The Role of Referees in Sports Contests

  • Cedric Duvinage
Part of the Management, Organisation und ökonomische Analyse book series (MOÖA, volume 14)


Evidently, the role of referees must be of significant importance. Even after almost three thousand years, referees continue to be a vital part of sports contests. But what exactly is the role of referees? Does it really only entail the enforcement of the rules of the game? The following provides a new explanation relying on purely economic reasoning.


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  • Cedric Duvinage

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