Document Type

Working Paper

Date of This Version

10-1-2006

Abstract

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.

Working Paper Number

0610

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Economics Commons

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