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Regional Income and Employment Effects of the 1972 Munich Olympic Summer Games

  • Stephanie Jasmand
  • Wolfgang Maennig

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    (Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg)

Olympic Games may have impacts on income and employment in the host city, but no ex post study has been carried out for European Olympic host cities to date. The present study closes this gap using the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. The data period examined in this study allows for analysis of long-term effects. In addition, the methodology avoids overestimating the significance of the effects. Finally, we report results for all possible combinations of pre- and post-Olympic periods. The results: income in Olympic regions grew significantly faster than in other German regions. In contrast, no employment effects were identified.

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Paper provided by Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg in its series Working Papers with number 007.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Publication status: Published in Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions, Issue 07, 2007
Handle: RePEc:hce:wpaper:007
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