Unraveling Yields Inefficient Matchings: Evidence from Post-Season College Football Bowls

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Unraveling Yields Inefficient Matchings: Evidence from Post-Season College Football Bowls

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Title: Unraveling Yields Inefficient Matchings: Evidence from Post-Season College Football Bowls
Author: Fréchette, Guillaume; Unver, M. Utku; Roth, Alvin

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Citation: Fréchette, Guillaume, Alvin E. Roth, and M. Utku Unver. 2007. Unraveling Yields Inefficient Matchings: Evidence from Post-Season College Football Bowls 38, no. 4: 967-982.
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Abstract: Many markets have “unraveled” and experienced inefficient, early, dispersed transactions, and subsequently developed institutions to delay transaction timing. It has previously proved difficult, however, to measure and identify the resulting efficiency gains. Prior to 1992, college football teams were matched for post-season play up to several weeks before the end of the regular season. Since 1992, the market has reorganized to postpone this matching. We show that the matching of teams affects efficiency as measured by the resulting television viewership, and that the reorganization promoted more efficient matching, chiefly as a result of the increased ability of later matching to produce “championship” games.
Published Version: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121441288/abstract
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