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Structural changes during a century of the world’s most popular sport

Palacios-Huerta, Ignacio (2004) Structural changes during a century of the world’s most popular sport. Statistical Methods and Applications, 13 (2). pp. 241-258. ISSN 1618-2510

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Abstract

The analysis in this paper employs a methodology for dating structural breaks in tests with non-standard asymptotic distributions. The application examines whether changes in the rules of a game and major social and political events during the past century had significant effects upon various outcomes of this game. The statistical methodology first applied here proves successful as most breaks can be traced to specific events and rule changes. Dating these breaks allows us to obtain useful insights into production and competition processes in this industry. As such, using empirical tests we illustrate the utility of a valuable statistical technique not applied previously.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/statistics/journal/10260
Additional Information: © 2004 Springer
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Sets: Research centres and groups > Managerial Economics and Strategy Group
Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2010 15:23
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/26559/

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