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dc.contributor.author Haglund, Lisa Elin en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-23T01:56:54Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-23T01:56:54Z
dc.date.issued 2007-08-23T01:56:54Z
dc.date.submitted May 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1731 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/515
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates whether disparity in team member quality impacts team production using NCAA 4x400m relay teams. As a measure of quality I use the team member's individual rankings. The net peer effects are estimated on a team level rather than on an individual level, and are found to have both an absolute and relative negative effect on the team performance. This paper is differentiated from the existing literature by using a direct measure of quality compared to other indirect measures of worker quality such as wages. The evidence provided herein shows that a greater disparity in team member quality increases NCAA relay team times, which suggests that net negative peer effects exist. These results support the "team cohesiveness hypothesis" for NCAA relay teams. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Depken, II, Craig en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Economics en_US
dc.title Peer Effects In Sports: Evidence From NCAA Relay Teams en_US
dc.type M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Depken, II, Craig en_US
dc.degree.department Economics en_US
dc.degree.discipline Economics en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. en_US

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