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Tournaments, fairness and the prouhet-thue-morse sequence

Palacios-Huerta, Ignacio (2012) Tournaments, fairness and the prouhet-thue-morse sequence. Economic Inquiry, 50 (3). pp. 848-849. ISSN 0095-2583

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1465-7295.2011.00435.x


The Prouhet-Thue-Morse sequence occurs as the answer to various apparently unrelated questions in combinatorics, differential geometry, number theory, physics, music, turtle graphics, and other areas in the natural sciences. This paper shows that it can also be the answer to an important question in economics: how should the order of a sequential tournament competition between two agents be determined to make it fair?

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Additional Information: © 2012 Western Economic Association International
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D0 - General > D00 - General
Z - Other Special Topics > Z0 - General > Z00 - General
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2012 09:20
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:27

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