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The Economic Effects of the Soccer World Cup 2006 in Germany with Regard to Different Financing


  • Gerd Ahlert


This paper presents some results using the sport-economic simulation model SPORT. This model is based on a sport-specific input-output table for the year 1993, which has been integrated into the German INFORGE model. The performance of this model founded on the INFORUM philosophy. The results illustrate the importance of modelling sport-economic activities in deep detail, especially the integration of the system of national accounts. In addition, the results also show that it is possible to calculate the macroeconomic effects of the soccer World Cup, which may perhaps be hosted by Germany in 2006, with regard to the different financing of necessary extensions of public sports infrasfructure. Under favourable conditions-independent of the type of financing of these necessary investments-the staging of the soccer World Cup positively influences income and employment. Such calculations allow the decision-maker to estimate the opportunity costs of their decisions and can be the basis for an extended cost-benefit analysis.

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  • Gerd Ahlert, 2001. "The Economic Effects of the Soccer World Cup 2006 in Germany with Regard to Different Financing," Economic Systems Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(1), pages 109-127.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:13:y:2001:i:1:p:109-127 DOI: 10.1080/09535310120026274

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    1. Tim Dowd & Ralph Monaco & Jeffry Janoska, 1998. "Effects of Future Demographic Changes on the US Economy: Evidence from a Long-term Simulation Model," Economic Systems Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(3), pages 239-262.
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    1. Hagn, Florian & Maennig, Wolfgang, 2008. "Employment effects of the Football World Cup 1974 in Germany," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(5), pages 1062-1075, October.
    2. Gerd Ahlert, 2004. "TSA for Germany: database of the satellite account and perspectives for integration into a sectoral disaggregated macro-econometric model," GWS Discussion Paper Series 04-3, GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research.
    3. Gerd Ahlert, 2004. "The TSA project in Germany: Results & Reactions," GWS Discussion Paper Series 04-4, GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research.
    4. Elmer Sterken, 2012. "Economic Impact of Organizing Large Sporting Events," Chapters,in: International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events, chapter 20 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    5. Plácido Rodríguez & Stefan Késenne & Jaume García (ed.), 2013. "The Econometrics of Sport," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 14811.
    6. Anton Cartwright, 2012. "Can Mega Events Deliver Sustainability? The Case of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa," Chapters,in: International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events, chapter 8 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    7. Gerd Ahlert, 2006. "Auswirkungen des zusätzlichen Incoming-Tourismus während der FIFA WM 2006 auf die gesamtwirtschaftliche Entwicklung," GWS Discussion Paper Series 06-1, GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research.
    8. Sheng-Tung Chen, 2016. "A Fiscal View on Analyzing the Impact of Organizing Mega Sporting Events," Journal of Economics and Management, College of Business, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, vol. 12(2), pages 205-226, August.
    9. José Ba-os & Plácido Rodríguez, 2013. "Spain and the FIFA World Cup 2018/2022: a qualitative and quantitative analysis," Chapters,in: The Econometrics of Sport, chapter 12, pages 202-220 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    10. Gerd Ahlert, 2005. "What does Germany expect to gain from hosting the 2006 Football World Cup – Macroeconomic and Regionaleconomic Effects," GWS Discussion Paper Series 05-4, GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research.
    11. Stan du Plessis & Wolfgang Maennig, 2007. "World Cup 2010: South African Economic Perspectives and Perspectives Policy Challenges Informed by the Experience of Germany 2006," Working Papers 004, Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg.
    12. Gerd Ahlert, 2013. "The German Sport Satellite Accounts (SSA)," GWS Discussion Paper Series 13-4, GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research.
    13. WOLFGANG MAENNIG & STAN du PLESSIS, 2007. "World Cup 2010: South African Economic Perspectives And Policy Challenges Informed By The Experience Of Germany 2006," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 25(4), pages 578-590, October.


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