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dc.contributor.authorSüssmuth, Bernden_US
dc.contributor.authorHeyne, Malteen_US
dc.contributor.authorMaennig, Wolfgangen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:49:08Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:49:08Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26627-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates whether a nation's contingent value of hosting a mega-event depends on past experience with implied public goods benefits for its residents. Applying data from an ex-ante and ex-post query based on contingent valuation methods, we use the FIFA 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 a prior assessment. The World Cup finals were the first mega-event hosted by reunified Germany. We use this landmark event in German contemporary history to investigate how the integration of the two parts of Germany progressed after 18 years of reunification. We still find a profound difference in clear-sighted civic awareness of East and West German individuals. However, civic pride induced by collective experience can considerably accelerate the convergence of East Germans' preferences towards those of West Germans, which Alesina and Fuchs-Schündeln (2007) recently calculated to take 20 to 40 years or one and a half generation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2582en_US
dc.subject.jelH49en_US
dc.subject.jelH59en_US
dc.subject.jelL83en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordExperience goodsen_US
dc.subject.keywordcontingent valuationen_US
dc.subject.keywordcivic awarenessen_US
dc.subject.keywordGerman reunificationen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnopsychologieen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßveranstaltungen_US
dc.subject.stwFußballsporten_US
dc.subject.stwWillingness to payen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwAlte Bundesländeren_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Bundesländeren_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleInduced civic pride and integrationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn595179673en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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