Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/42234
Authors: 
Feddersen, Arne
Maennig, Wolfgang
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Hamburg contemporary economic discussions 33
Abstract: 
Using the case of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, this study is the first to test the employment effects of a mega-sporting event on the basis of data that are both regional and sectoral. It is also the first study of sporting events to use a non-parametric test method. Earlier studies on the World Cup could not identify any employment effects. In contrast, we find a small but significant positive em-ployment effect on the hospitality sector and a negative effect on the construction sector. To our knowledge, this is the first time that such a crowding-out effect of public investment on the occasion of a mega-sporting event has been found in an empirical analysis.
Subjects: 
FIFA
World Cup
Economic Impact
Ex-post Analysis
Sectoral Employment
JEL: 
H54
R12
L83
ISBN: 
978-3-940369-81-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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