The Paradox of Championships "Be Careful, Sports Fans, What You Wish For"
Victor Matheson () and
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Robert Baade: Lake Forest College, http://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/faculty/baade
No 2003-13, Department of Economics Working Papers from Department of Economics, Williams College
This paper examines issues related to the economic impact of sports championships on the local economy of host cities. While boosters frequently claim a large positive effect of such championships, a closer examination leads to the conclusion that the impact is likely much smaller than touted and may even be negative.
Keywords: Mega-event; sports; sporting events; impact analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L83 R53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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