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Employment Effects of the Olympic Games in Atlanta 1996 Reconsidered

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  • Arne Feddersen

    () (University of Southern Denmark)

  • Wolfgang Maennig

    () (University of Hamburg)

Abstract

This paper investigates the regional economic impact of the 1996 Olympic Games in Georgia. It questions the findings of Hotchkiss, Moore, and Zobay (2003), who identify significant positive effects of the Olympics on employment in Georgia/USA by first challenging their approach that used a level shift model with no trend inclusion. Second, the original trend regressions are modified to capture spline trend shifts. Third, a nonparametric identification strategy using complex continuous treatment measures extends the original study. After controlling for the two concerns and extending the empirical strategy, this paper is not able to reject the hypothesis that there was no employment boost in Georgia caused by the Olympics.

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  • Arne Feddersen & Wolfgang Maennig, 2013. "Employment Effects of the Olympic Games in Atlanta 1996 Reconsidered," International Journal of Sport Finance, Fitness Information Technology, vol. 8(2), pages 95-111, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:jsf:intjsf:v:8:y:2013:i:2:p:95-111
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    1. John C. Whitehead & Pamela Wicker, 2017. "Using Willingness to Travel to Estimate the Monetary Value of Intangible Benefits Derived from Active Sport Event Tourism," Working Papers 17-03, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University.
    2. repec:spr:schmbr:v:70:y:2018:i:1:d:10.1007_s41464-017-0044-9 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Pamela Wicker & John C Whitehead & Daniel S Mason & Bruce K Johnson, 2017. "Public support for hosting the Olympic Summer Games in Germany: The CVM approach," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 54(15), pages 3597-3614, November.

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    Keywords

    Olympic Games; Atlanta 1996; sports economics; mega event; economic impact analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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