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Mega-events and housing costs: raising the rent while raising the roof?

  • Dennis Coates

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  • Victor Matheson

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This paper examines the relationship between hosting mega-events such as the Super Bowl, Olympics, and World Cup and rental housing prices in host cities. If mega-events are amenities for local residents, then rental housing prices can serve as a proxy for estimating residents’ willingness to pay for these amenities. An analysis of rental prices in a panel of American cities from 1993-2005 fails to find a consistent impact of mega-events on rental prices. When controls are placed on the regression models to account for nationwide annual fluctuations in rental prices, mega-events generally exhibit little impact on rental prices in cities as a whole and are as likely to reduce rental prices as increase them. Somewhat stronger evidence exists, however, that mega-events affect rental prices outside of the center city in a fundamentally different manner than in the city core.

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Article provided by Springer & Western Regional Science Association in its journal The Annals of Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 46 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 119-137

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