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International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events

Edited by Wolfgang Maennig and Andrew Zimbalist

in Books from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: From the Olympics to the World Cup, mega sporting events are a source of enjoyment for tens of thousands of people, but can also be a source of intense debate and controversy. This insightful Handbook addresses a number of central questions, including: How are host cities selected and under what economic conditions? How are these events organized, and how is local resistance overcome? Based on historical and empirical experience, what are the pitfalls for the organizers of these events? What are the potential economic benefits, including any international image effects? How can the costs be minimized and the benefits maximized for host cities and countries? How do these mega events impact the challenges of globalization and what is their environmental legacy?

Keywords: Economics and Finance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
ISBN: 9780857930262
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Introduction: The Economics of Mega Sporting Events Downloads
Wolfgang Maennig and Andrew Zimbalist
Ch 2 What is a Mega Sporting Event? Downloads
Wolfgang Maennig and Andrew Zimbalist
Ch 3 Mega Sporting Event Bidding, Mechanism Design and Rent Extraction Downloads
Brad Humphreys and Henry van Egteren
Ch 4 The Winner’s Curse: Why is the Cost of Mega Sporting Events so Often Underestimated? Downloads
Wladimir Andreff
Ch 5 Determinants of Successful Bidding for Mega Events: The Case of the Olympic Winter Games Downloads
Arne Feddersen and Wolfgang Maennig
Ch 6 An Analysis of the Political Economy for Bidding for the Summer Olympic Games: Lessons from the Chicago 2016 Bid Downloads
Robert A. Baade and Allen R. Sanderson
Ch 7 Support For and Resistance Against Large Stadiums: The Role of Lifestyle and Other Socio-economic Factors Downloads
Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Wolfgang Maennig and Michaela …lschläger
Ch 8 Can Mega Events Deliver Sustainability? The Case of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa Downloads
Anton Cartwright
Ch 9 Stakeholder Perceptions of Short-term Marketing Tactics During the Olympics Downloads
Rick Burton, Norm O’Reilly and Benoit Séguin
Ch 10 Mega Events and Local Politics Downloads
Matthew J. Burbank, Greg Andranovich and Charles H. Heying
Ch 11 Estimating Match and World Cup Winning Probabilities Downloads
Ruud Koning and Ian G. McHale
Ch 12 Doping and Anti-doping Measures Downloads
Nicolas Eber
Ch 13 Explaining and Forecasting National Team Medals Totals at the Summer Olympic Games Downloads
David Forrest, Adams Ceballos, Ramón Flores, Ian G. McHale, Ismael Sanz and Juan de Dios Tena
Ch 14 The Econometric Analysis of Willingness to Pay for Intangibles with Experience Good Character Downloads
Bernd Süssmuth
Ch 15 Economic Impact of Sports Events Downloads
Philip K. Porter and Daniel M. Chin
Ch 16 The Economic Impact, Costs and Benefits of the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games: Who Wins, Who Loses? Downloads
Stefan Kesenne
Ch 17 Outlook, Progress and Challenges of Stadium Evaluation Downloads
Gabriel Ahlfeldt and Georgios Kavetsos
Ch 18 The BRICs: National and Urban Legacy Agendas Downloads
Richard Tomlinson and Orli Bass
Ch 19 Mega Events and Sports Institutional Development: The Impact of the World Cup on Football Academies in Africa Downloads
Jeroen Schokkaert, Johan Swinnen and Thijs Vandemoortele
Ch 20 Economic Impact of Organizing Large Sporting Events Downloads
Elmer Sterken
Ch 21 Tour de France: A Taxpayer Bargain Among Mega Sporting Events? Downloads
Judith Grant Long
Ch 22 Labor Market Effects of the World Cup: A Sectoral Analysis Downloads
Robert Baumann, Bryan Engelhardt and Victor Matheson
Ch 23 Not-So-Mega Events Downloads
Dennis Coates
Ch 24 Reflections on Developing the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Research Agenda Downloads
Kamilla Swart and Urmilla Bob
Ch 25 The Economic Impact of the Golf Majors Downloads
Stephen Shmanske
Ch 26 People’s Perception of the Social Impacts of the Bejing Olympic Games Before and After 2008 Downloads
Yingzhi Guo, Chun Zhou and Yuansi Hou
Ch 27 The 2010 FIFA World Cup High-frequency Data Economics: Effects on International Tourism and Awareness for South Africa Downloads
Stan Du Plessis and Wolfgang Maennig
Ch 28 For a Monsoon Wedding: Delhi and the Commonwealth Games Downloads
Nalin Mehta and Boria Majumdar
Ch 29 The Case of Brazil 2014/2016 Downloads
Luiz Martins de Melo
Ch 30 The Employment Effects of London 2012: An Assessment in Mid-2011 Downloads
Dan Brown and Stefan Szymanski
Ch 31 Future Challenges: Maximizing the Benefits and Minimizing the Costs Downloads
Wolfgang Maennig and Andrew Zimbalist

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