We analyze the impact of psychological pressure on individual performance with handball penalties thrown in the decisive stage vs. the rest of the game. Contrary to the phenomenon of choking under pressure, we observe that most of the analyzed players perform best when it matters the most. The positive effect of pressure on performance is especially pronounced when the score is level or when the thrower’s team is lagging. We control for gender and psychological traits assessed with a survey. Female players score with a higher probability than male players in our sample. The positive impact of pressure is not significantly higher for female players.

This article investigates the efficiency of the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations when vaccines are scarce. Using Germany as an example, we find considerable differences across federal states in terms of efficiency, defined as the ability to get most vaccinations out of a given number of available...

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Published in:MAGKS - Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics (Band 21-2021)
Main Authors: Götz, Georg, Herold, Daniel, Klotz, Phil-Andrian, Schäfer, Jan
Format: Article
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2021
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