Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and City Livability: An Examination of Professional Sports and Crime Rates
AbstractWe estimate the impact sporting events have on local crime rates using the technique developed in Arellano and Bond (2001). For events, we consider the presence of MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL franchises as well as whether a city held one of the respective championships, the Olympics, or World Cup matches. We find little to no evidence that sporting events are correlated with either property or violent crime.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Association of Sports Economists & North American Association of Sports Economists in its series Working Papers with number 0911.
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2009
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Crime; Sports Economics; Economic Impact;
Other versions of this item:
- Robert Baumann & Bryan Engelhardt & Victor Matheson & Taylor Ciavarra, 2009. "Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and City Livability: An Examination of Professional Sports and Crime Rates," Working Papers 0913, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
- L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
- 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-2010-10-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-SPO-2010-10-16 (Sports & Economics)
- NEP-TUR-2010-10-16 (Tourism Economics)
- NEP-URE-2010-10-16 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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