Cultural Differences, Assimilation and Behavior: Player Nationality and Penalties in Football
Giacomo De Luca
KU Leuven - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS)
LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance; KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB)
Johan F. M. Swinnen
KU Leuven - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS); European Commission, DG II
October 7, 2011
LICOS Discussion Paper No. 297/2011
We examine the impact of a different cultural background on individual behavior, focusing on penalties in football matches of southern European and northern European football players in the English Premier League. Southern European football players collect on average more football penalties than their British colleagues and northern European football players collect on average less football penalties than their British colleagues. The number of football penalties incurred by southern European players is initially higher but converges towards the local average the longer their experience in the English Premier League.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 36
Keywords: Football Penalties, Cultural Differences, Assimilation, Migration
JEL Classification: J61, L83, Z10
Date posted: November 5, 2011 ; Last revised: September 19, 2012
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