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Large sport events and unemployment: the case of the 2006 soccer World Cup in Germany

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  • Florian Hagn
  • Wolfgang Maennig

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This study analyses on the basis of a multivariate analysis ex post the effects on the jobs market of a soccer World Cup, in this case the 2006 World Cup held in Germany. In addition to three methods already used for other analyses in studies of sporting events, an extended 'Difference-in-Difference' estimate is used in order to compare the development of the numbers of unemployed in the 12 World Cup venues with the development of the numbers of unemployed in 63 other German cities. The results demonstrate that in none of the respective match venues did the effect of the sporting event on unemployment differ significantly from zero.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): 41 (2009)
Issue (Month): 25 ()
Pages: 3295-3302

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Cited by:
  1. Robert Baade & Robert Baumann & Victor Matheson, 2008. "Slippery Slope? Assessing the Economic Impact of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah," Working Papers 0815, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  2. Robert Baumann & Bryan Engelhardt & Victor Matheson, 2010. "The Labor Market Effects of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics," Working Papers 1002, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists.
  3. Robert Gasquez & Vicente Royuela, 2012. "Is football an indicator of development at the international level?," Working Papers in Economics 275, Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia.

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