Prize and incentives in double-elimination tournaments

Lingbo Huang

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I examine a game-theoretical model of two variants of double-elimination tournaments, and derive the equilibrium behavior of symmetric players and the optimal prize allocation assuming a designer aims to maximize total effort. I compare these theoretical properties to the well-known single-elimination tournament.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-120
Number of pages5
JournalEconomics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Double elimination tournaments
  • Optimal prize allocation
  • Single elimination tournaments

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