Marco Serena

Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

Senior Researcher

Marstallplatz 1

Munich, 80539

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (18)

1.

Contest Theory: A Survey

Handbook of Game Theory and Industrial Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2018
Luis C. Corchón and Marco Serena
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 560 (70,682)
Citation 19

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Contests

2.

Harnessing beliefs to optimally disclose contestants' types

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2018-11
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2021
Marco Serena
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 276 (157,454)
Citation 12

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Contests, Information Disclosure, Strategic Complements and Substitutes, Skewness

3.

Properties of Contests: Constructing contest success functions from best-responses"

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2018-10
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2021
Luis C. Corchón and Marco Serena
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 159 (261,192)
Citation 1

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Contest, Rationalization

4.

Biasing Dynamic Contests Between Ex-Ante Symmetric Players

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2018-06
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 29 May 2018 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2022
Stefano Barbieri and Marco Serena
Tulane University - Department of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 143 (284,309)
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dynamic contests, bias, momentum effect

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Winners' Efforts in Multi-Battle Team Contests

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2019-03
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 21 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2021
Stefano Barbieri and Marco Serena
Tulane University - Department of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 128 (309,661)

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team contest, winners' efforts, temporal structures, ordering of battles

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Complete Information Pivotal-Voter Model with Asymmetric Group Size

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2018-07
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2018
Christos Mavridis and Marco Serena
Lancaster University - Department of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 106 (353,738)
Citation 1

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Costly Voting, Pivotal Voter Model, Complete Information

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Level-k models and overspending in contests

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2018-09
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2022
Marco Serena and Malin Arve
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Downloads 97 (374,770)

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Contest, Level-k reasoning

8.

Fair Representation in Primaries: Heterogeneity and the New Hampshire Effect

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2020-07
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 30 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2021
Stefano Barbieri and Marco Serena
Tulane University - Department of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 82 (415,298)

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C72, D72, D74, D82

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The Value of Information on Deadlines; Successful Opaque Management

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2018-01
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 18 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2020
Marco Serena
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 69 (456,918)

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Deadline, Information, Productivity, Procrastination

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Quality Contests

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 Aug 2016
Marco Serena
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 67 (463,941)
Citation 8

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Optimal Contest Design; Expected Winners' Effort; Contestants Exclusion; Leveling the playing-field

11.

A Belief-based Theory for Private Information Games

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2018-12
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 09 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2022
Marco Serena
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 63 (478,688)

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common-knowledge, hierarchy of beliefs, private information games

12.

All-in Fighting

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2021-16
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2022
Stefano Barbieri and Marco Serena
Tulane University - Department of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 61 (486,358)

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Sequential Contests Revisited

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 22 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2018
Marco Serena
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 58 (498,074)
Citation 1

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Contest Design, Sequential Contests, Simultaneous Contests

14.

An Empirical Analysis of Stubborn Bargaining

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2021–05
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 23 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2021
Jonas Send and Marco Serena
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 45 (555,577)

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bargaining, stubbornness

15.

Complete Information Pivotal-Voter Model with Asymmetric Group Size and Asymmetric Benefits

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2019-17
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2020
Christos Mavridis and Marco Serena
Lancaster University - Department of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 43 (565,528)

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redistribution, costly voting, pivotal voter model

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Disclosure Policies in All-Pay Auctions with Bid Caps

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2020 - 08
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2022
Bo Chen and Marco Serena
Wuhan University and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Downloads 38 (591,698)

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contest, all-pay auction, stochastic abilities, bid cap, disclosure

17.

Sorting Contests and Contestants

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 19 Mar 2022
Stefano Barbieri and Marco Serena
Tulane University - Department of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
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contests, sorting

18.

Winner’s Effort Maximization in Large Contests

Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2020-13
Posted: 30 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2022
Stefano Barbieri and Marco Serena
Tulane University - Department of Economics and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

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