Nber Working Paper Series Conflicts of Interest Distort Public Evaluations: Evidence from the Top 25 Ballots of Ncaa Football Coaches


This paper provides a study on conflicts of interest among college football coaches participating in the USA Today Coaches Poll of top 25 teams. The Poll provides a unique empirical setting that overcomes many of the challenges inherent in conflict of interest studies, because many agents are evaluating the same thing, private incentives to distort… (More)


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