Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/25351
Authors: 
Heyne, Malte
Maennig, Wolfgang
Süssmuth, Bernd
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Hamburg contemporary economic discussions 5
Abstract: 
This paper tests the hypothesis that a nation's hosting of a mega-sporting event is an experience good for its residents. Applying data from an ex-ante and ex-post query based on contingent valuation methods, we use the Soccer World Cup 2006 as a natural experiment. The significant ex-post increase in valuation is shown to be due to adventitious citizens requiring an involving experience, rather than to an updating of aprior assessment.
Subjects: 
Experience goods
contingent valuation method
World Cup
JEL: 
L83
Q26
H49
ISBN: 
978-3-940369-25-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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