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Mega Events in Sports and Crime

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  • Nadia Campaniello

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    (University of Turin & Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri (Torino), Italy)

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Despite an increasing desire to host major sport events there is almost no research that tries to identify and measure the possible negative spillovers they generate. In particular, there is limited understanding about crime responses. This article investigates the causal relation between hosting the 1990 Football World Cup and crime rates at the province level. Using a fixed effect estimator to control for province-level differences in crime, we find that hosting the Football World Cup leads to a significant increase in most property crimes (bag-snatching, pick-pocketing, shoplifting, and burglary) but only in one violent crime (intentional personal injuries).

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Article provided by in its journal Journal of Sports Economics.

Volume (Year): 14 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 148-170

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Handle: RePEc:sae:jospec:v:14:y:2013:i:2:p:148-170

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Keywords: mega event; crime; Football World Cup; negative spillovers;

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Cited by:
  1. Biagi, Bianca & Brandano, Maria Giovanna & Detotto, Claudio, 2012. "The effect of tourism on crime in Italy: A dynamic panel approach," Economics Discussion Papers 2012-4, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  2. Alessandro Barbarino & Giovanni Mastrobuoni, 2013. "The Incapacitation Effect of Incarceration: Evidence from Several Italian Collective Pardons?," Economics Discussion Papers 737, University of Essex, Department of Economics.

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