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Labour Market Effects of the 2006 Soccer World Cup in Germany

  • Florian Hagn
  • Wolfgang Maennig

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    (University of Hamburg)

This study analyses for the first time on the basis of a multivariate analysis ex post the effects on the jobs market of a soccer World Cup, in this case the 2006 World Cup held in Germany. In addition to three methods already used for other analyses in studies of sporting events, an extended “Difference-in-Difference” estimate is used in order to compare the development of the numbers of unemployed in the 12 World Cup venues with the development of the numbers of unemployed in 62 other German cities. The results demonstrate that in none of the respective match venues did the effect of the sporting event on unemployment differ significantly from zero.

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Paper provided by International Association of Sports Economists & North American Association of Sports Economists in its series Working Papers with number 0716.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2007
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Handle: RePEc:spe:wpaper:0716
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