Monitoring Cartel Behavior and Stability: Evidence from NCAA Football

@article{Humphreys2009MonitoringCB,
  title={Monitoring Cartel Behavior and Stability: Evidence from NCAA Football},
  author={Brad R. Humphreys and Jane E. Ruseski},
  journal={Southern Economic Journal},
  year={2009}
}
We investigate self-monitoring and enforcement of the NCAA player recruitment agreement in the context of a cartel model with incomplete information and reaction lags. Empirical results from a panel probit model strongly support the predictions of the model. Lagged winning percentage, the discount rate of the decision maker, the institution’s commitment to nonathletic activities, and the institution’s demand-cost configuration are all important predictors of institutions being placed on… 

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