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Economic Multipliers and Mega-Event Analysis

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  • Victor Matheson

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    (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross)

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Critics of economic impact studies that purport to show that mega-events such as the Olympics bring large benefits to the communities “lucky” enough to host them frequently cite the use of inappropriate multipliers as a primary reason why these impact studies overstate the true economic gains to the hosts of these events. This brief paper shows in a numerical example how mega-events may lead to inflated multipliers and exaggerated claims of economic benefits.

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Paper provided by College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0402.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2004
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Publication status: Published in International Journal of Sport Finance, February 2009, Vol. 4:1, pp. 63-70.
Handle: RePEc:hcx:wpaper:0402

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Keywords: economic impact; sports; sport economics; mega-events;

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  1. John J. Siegfried & Andrew Zimbalist, 2000. "The Economics of Sports Facilities and Their Communities," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 14(3), pages 95-114, Summer.
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  1. 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.
  2. Barajas, Ángel & Salgado, Jesyca & Sánchez, Patricio, 2012. "Problemática de los estudios de impacto económico de eventos deportivos /Problems to face in the Economic Impact of Sports Events Studies," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 30, pages 441-462, Agosto.
  3. Zawadzki, Krystian & Wasilczuk, Julita, 2013. "Impact of the Euro 2012 on the Pomeranian Region and Its Small and Medium Enterprises in Terms of Competitiveness," MPRA Paper 44468, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Wladimir Andreff, 2012. "The winner's curse: why is the cost of sports mega-events so often underestimated?," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00703466, HAL.
  5. Victor Matheson, 2006. "Mega-Events: The effect of the world’s biggest sporting events on local, regional, and national economies," Working Papers 0610, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
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  7. Robert A Baade & Robert Baumann & Victor A Matheson, 2009. "Rejecting “Conventional” Wisdom: Estimating the Economic Impact of National Political Conventions," Eastern Economic Journal, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 35(4), pages 520-530.
  8. Robert Baade & Robert Baumann & Victor Matheson, 2005. "Predicting the Path to Recovery from Hurricane Katrina through the Lens of Hurricane Andrew and the Rodney King Riots," Working Papers 0515, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  9. MATHESON, Victor & PEETERS, Thomas & SZYMANSKI, Stefan, 2012. "If you host it, where will they come from? Mega-Events and Tourism in South Africa," Working Papers 2012015, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.
  10. Robert Baade & Robert Baumann & Victor Matheson, 2006. "Selling the Big Game: Estimating the Economic Impact of Mega-Events through Taxable Sales," Working Papers 0610, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists.
  11. Michiel de Nooij & Marcel van den Berg, 2013. "The bidding paradox: why rational politicians still want to bid for mega sports events," Working Papers 13-08, Utrecht School of Economics.
  12. Robert Baade & Robert Baumann & Victor Matheson, 2007. "Down, Set, Hike: The Economic Impact of College Football Games on Local Economies," Working Papers 0702, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  13. Victor Matheson, 2009. "Economics of the Super Bowl," Working Papers 0914, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  14. Robert Baumann & Bryan Engelhardt & Victor Matheson, 2009. "Hail to the Chief: Assessing the Economic Impact of Presidential Inaugurations on the Washington, D.C. Local Economy," Working Papers 0901, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  15. Victor Matheson, 2004. "Is Smaller Better? A Comment on "Comparative Economic Impact Analyses" by Michael Mondello and Patrick Rishe," Working Papers 0407, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.

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