Mega-Events: The effect of the world’s biggest sporting events on local, regional, and national economies
AbstractThis paper provides an overview of the economics of sports mega-events as well as a review of the existing literature in the field. The paper describes why boosters’ ex ante estimates of the economic impact of large sporting events tend to exaggerate the net economic benefits of these events and surveys the results of a large number of ex post studies of exploring the true impact of mega-events.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0610.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2006
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Publication status: Published in The Business of Sports, Vol. 1, Dennis Howard and Brad Humphreys, eds., (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2008), 81-99.
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- Victor Matheson, 2006. "Mega-Events: The effect of the world’s biggest sporting events on local, regional, and national economies," Working Papers 0622, International Association of Sports Economists & North American Association of Sports Economists.
- L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
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- NEP-ALL-2006-10-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-GEO-2006-10-28 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-SPO-2006-10-28 (Sports & Economics)
- NEP-TUR-2006-10-28 (Tourism Economics)
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