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Strategies, payoffs and incentives


The principles of game theory provide testable implications for strategic behaviour. Outside of experimental work, empirical analysis requires access to suitable real world data. Working with data from sporting competition is a useful way forward because not only can we see decisions being made but we also have an abundance of information about those decisions. Having data and decisions in hand enables us to investigate the role of incentives, payoffs and strategic behaviour in a way that is not easily done outside of a sports setting. Original data sets from football and cricket will be analysed using appropriate statistical techniques.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/game theory

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MC-IRG - International Re-integration Grants (IRG)


50 Shakespeare Street
NG1 4FQ Nottingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Administrative Contact
Stephanie Walker (Dr.)