How soccer helps the economists

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Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics by Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

 This book review is written by Dr Peter Dawson, Senior Lecturer in Economics at University of East Anglia with interests in applied microeconometrics, education economics and, most notably, sports economics.

Beautiful Game Theory uses soccer to test economic theories and document novel human behaviour. Ignacio Palacios-Huerta offers insights into game theory and microeconomics, covering topics such as mixed strategies, discrimination, incentives, and human preferences. Peter Dawson approves of the mix between analytical rigour and stories, and there are many aspects that would interest journalists and policy-makers alike.

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