Infrastructure Investments and Mega-Sports Events: Comparing the Experience of Developing and Industrialized Countries
AbstractCountries vigorously compete for sports mega-events in hopes of generating an economic impact during the event but also long-term growth induced by the hallmark event. It is well understood that the economic legacy depends on the infrastructure that not only facilitates the games but also has far broader implications for sustainable economic activity in the host city’s economy. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the extent to which developing and developed countries adopt different strategies as it related to the composition of infrastructure enhancements that have implications for the generation of an economy legacy from the mega-sports event.
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sports; stadiums; development; impact analysis; Olympics; World Cup; tourism;
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- O18 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
- R53 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Public Facility Location Analysis; Public Investment and Capital Stock
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- NEP-ALL-2013-08-31 (All new papers)
- NEP-SPO-2013-08-31 (Sports & Economics)
- NEP-TRE-2013-08-31 (Transport Economics)
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