Discussion Paper of the Institute for Organisational Economics 3/2018

Effects of the Three-Point Rule in German Amateur Football
Alexander Dilger/Gerrit Froböse
March 2018



Possible effects of the introduction of the three-point rule in 1995 are tested by using data from amateur football leagues in Germany, concretely in Westphalia. There are as expected significantly less draws and more goals since the rule change. For even amateurs follow incentives.