EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Slippery Slope? Assessing the Economic Impact of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah

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

No 815, Working Papers from College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper provides an empirical examination of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our analysis of taxable sales in the counties in which Olympic events took place finds that some sectors such as hotels and restaurants prospered while other retailers such as general merchandisers and department stores suffered. Overall the gains in the hospitality industry are lower than the losses experienced by other sectors in the economy. Given the experience of Utah, potential Olympic hosts should exercise caution before proceeding down the slippery slope of bidding for this event.

Keywords: Olympics; impact analysis; mega-event; tourism; sports (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L83 O18 R53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 18 pages
Date: 2008-11
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-mkt, nep-spo, nep-tur and nep-ure
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (16)

Published in Region et Développment, Number 31, Summer 2010, pp. 81-91.

Downloads: (external link)
https://hcapps.holycross.edu/hcs/RePEc/hcx/HC0815- ... n_WinterOlympics.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: SLIPPERY SLOPE ? ASSESSING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE 2002 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (2010) Downloads
Working Paper: Slippery Slope? Assessing the Economic Impact of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah (2008) Downloads
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: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hcx:wpaper:0815

Access Statistics for this paper

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

 
Page updated 2024-04-20
Handle: RePEc:hcx:wpaper:0815