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Hidden Value: Wohlfahrtsökonomische Effekte internationaler Sportgroßveranstaltungen. Eine Betrachtung vom anderen Ende des Contingent-Valuation-Spektrums: Maradona- vs. Beckenbauer-Effekt


  • Malte Heyne
  • Bernd Süssmuth


This paper analyzes and quantifies the intangible benefits for the German population resultant from Germany’s hosting of the FIFA Soccer World Cup 2006. We compare this legacy of Franz Beckenbauer with welfare effects generated by athletic success of the German national squad, labelled “Maradona-Effect” by Rätzel and Weimann (2006) and summarized in Brenke and Wagner (2006). Our analysis relies on data from two contingent valuation surveys before and after the tournament.

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  • Malte Heyne & Bernd Süssmuth, 2007. "Hidden Value: Wohlfahrtsökonomische Effekte internationaler Sportgroßveranstaltungen. Eine Betrachtung vom anderen Ende des Contingent-Valuation-Spektrums: Maradona- vs. Beckenbauer-Effekt," Schmollers Jahrbuch : Journal of Applied Social Science Studies / Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, vol. 127(4), pages 511-529.
  • Handle: RePEc:aeq:aeqsjb:v127_y2007_i4_q4_p511-529

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    1. Markus LANG & Alexander RATHKE & Marco RUNKEL, 2010. "The Economic Consequences Of Foreigner Rules In National Sports Leagues," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 31, pages 47-64.

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    JEL classification:

    • H49 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Other
    • H59 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Other
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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