Home Field Advantage
Just as you always suspected, referees really do favor the home team.
The source: “The Influence of Social Forces: Evidence from the Behavior of Football Referees” by Thomas J. Dohmen, in Economic Inquiry, July 2008.
Fans have long suspected it, but now comes ammunition for that next barroom argument: Referees really do favor the home team. Thomas J. Dohmen examined a decades’ worth of statistics from the...