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The Economic Impact Of Euro 2016. Methodological Aspects


  • Jean-Jacques Gouguet
  • Christophe Lepetit


Assessing the economic impact of major sporting events has always beenthe subject of numerous expert disputes and it has also triggered heated debates ofpublic opinion on the legitimacy or not for countries or cities to host such events. Euro2016 gave us the opportunity to illustrate all these questions concerning themethodological problems posed by calculating its impact on the French economy, uponwhich rests the very issue of the scientific nature of the economy and the quality of theeconomic expertise. We therefore propose a summary of our study on the economicimpact of Euro 2016 in four stages: we first revisit all the methodological issues posedby this calculation; secondly, we present the different stages of the calculation, fromcollecting the information necessary for the final result in order to show, in a transparentway, how we sought to overcome the previous methodological difficulties; thirdly, wediscuss the main results obtained; and fourthly, we discuss possible extensions of themethod.

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  • Jean-Jacques Gouguet & Christophe Lepetit, 2017. "The Economic Impact Of Euro 2016. Methodological Aspects," Rivista di Diritto ed Economia dello Sport, Centro di diritto e business dello Sport, vol. 13(2), pages 153-171, settembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:rde:rivdes:201702gouguet_lepetit

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    Macroeconomic impact; Mega-Sporting Events; Keynesian Model; Multiplier; Substitution Effect; Crowding-out Effect.;
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    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods


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