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Beautiful Game Theory

How Soccer Can Help Economics

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

Beautiful Game Theory (2014) shows us how applicable economics is to our daily lives by looking at the fascinating world of professional soccer. By examining compelling statistics and studies on shoot-outs, referee calls, and ticket sales, Beautiful Game Theory offers some interesting insights into the psychology of behavioral economics.

  • Soccer fans all over the world
  • Anyone who is interested in economics
  • Anyone who has ever felt like the referee was biased against his or her team

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta is Professor of Management, Economics and Strategy at the London School of Economics. In addition, he works for Athletic Club de Bilbao, one of Spain’s professional soccer clubs, as the Head of Talent Identification.

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