Centralized vs decentralized contests Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2015

start page

  • 32

end page

  • 35


  • 137

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-1765

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-7374


  • We compare two contests, decentralized in which there are several independent contests with non overlapping contestants and centralized in which all contestants fight for a unique prize which is the sum of all prizes in the small contests. We study the relationship between payoffs and efforts between these two contests. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


  • centralization; decentralization; contests; success