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Labour Market Effects of the 2006 Soccer World Cup in Germany

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  • Florian Hagn
  • Wolfgang Maennig

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    (Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg)

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This study analyses for the first time 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 62 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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Paper provided by Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg in its series Working Papers with number 008.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Publication status: Published in Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions, Issue 08, 2007
Handle: RePEc:hce:wpaper:008

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Keywords: Labour market; regional economics; sports economics; World Cup; Stadium Impact;

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  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 & Victor Matheson & Chihiro Muroi, 2008. "Bowling in Hawaii: Examining the Effectiveness of Sports-Based Tourism Strategies," Working Papers 0808, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  3. Arne Feddersen & Wolfgang Maennig, 2010. "Sectoral Labour Market Effects of the 2006 FIFA World Cup," Working Papers 033, Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg.
  4. Dennis Coates & Victor Matheson, 2011. "Mega-events and housing costs: raising the rent while raising the roof?," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 46(1), pages 119-137, February.

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