Economics at your fingertips  

Rejecting “Conventional” Wisdom: Estimating the Economic Impact of National Political Conventions

Robert Baade (), Robert Baumann () and Victor Matheson ()
Additional contact information
Robert Baade: Department of Economics and Business, Lake Forest College

No 804, Working Papers from College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper provides an empirical examination of the economic impact of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions on local economies. Our analysis from 1970-2005 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country, including all cities that have hosted one of the national conventions during this time period, finds that the presence of the Republican or the Democratic National Convention has no discernable impact on employment, personal income, or personal income per capita in the cities where the events were held confirming the results of other ex post analyses of mega-events.

Keywords: conventions; impact analysis; mega-event (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O18 R53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ure
Date: 2008-04
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 35:4, Fall 2009, 520-530.

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Victor Matheson ().

Page updated 2017-02-24
Handle: RePEc:hcx:wpaper:0804