Mega-Events: The effect of the world’s biggest sporting events on local, regional, and national economies
Victor Matheson ()
No 610, Working Papers from College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics
This paper provides an overview of the economics of sports mega-events as well as a review of the existing literature in the field. The paper describes why boosters’ ex ante estimates of the economic impact of large sporting events tend to exaggerate the net economic benefits of these events and surveys the results of a large number of ex post studies of exploring the true impact of mega-events.
Keywords: sports; impact analysis; mega-events (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 pages
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Published in The Business of Sports, Vol. 1, Dennis Howard and Brad Humphreys, eds., (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2008), 81-99.
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