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Sectoral Labour Market Effects of the 2006 FIFA World Cup

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  • Arne Feddersen

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    (Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg)

  • Wolfgang Maennig

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    (Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg)

Abstract

Using the case of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, this study is the first to test the employment effects of a mega-sporting event on the basis of data that are both regional and sectoral. It is also the first study of sporting events to use a non-parametric test method. Earlier studies on the World Cup could not identify any employment effects. In contrast, we find a small but significant positive em-ployment effect on the hospitality sector and a negative effect on the construction sector. To our knowledge, this is the first time that such a crowding-out effect of public investment on the occasion of a mega-sporting event has been found in an empirical analysis.

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Paper provided by Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg in its series Working Papers with number 033.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Publication status: Published in Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions, Issue 33, 2010
Handle: RePEc:hce:wpaper:033

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Keywords: FIFA; World Cup; Economic Impact; Ex-post Analysis; Sectoral Employment;

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