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Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and City Livability: An Examination of Professional Sports and Crime Rates

Robert Baumann (), Bryan Engelhardt, Victor Matheson () and Taylor Ciavarra ()
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Taylor Ciavarra: Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross

No 911, Working Papers from International Association of Sports Economists, North American Association of Sports Economists

Abstract: We estimate the impact sporting events have on local crime rates using the technique developed in Arellano and Bond (2001). For events, we consider the presence of MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL franchises as well as whether a city held one of the respective championships, the Olympics, or World Cup matches. We find little to no evidence that sporting events are correlated with either property or violent crime.

Keywords: Crime; Sports Economics; Economic Impact (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L83 O18 R53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 pages
Date: 2009-11
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-spo, nep-tur and nep-ure
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