Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149373
Authors: 
Maennig, Wolfgang
Vierhaus, Christopher
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions 55
Abstract: 
This contribution analyzes 132 factors on their potential to discriminate countries bidding for hosting the Olympic Games from non-bidding countries. Our binary, clustered model using generalized estimating equations (GEE) shows that countries recording long-term economic growth and pursuing a liberalization and globalization policy will consider an Olympic bid. In addition, countries with an urban population above 10 million, with stable election results and an improvement in health standards as well as more attractive tourism destinations are more likely to bid for the Olympic Games. Finally, the bid decision is shaped by experience in hosting major sports events, a country and regional rotation, persistence and climatic conditions.
Subjects: 
Olympic Summer Games
mega events
bidding
host city election
IOC
decision-making
JEL: 
R58
L83
Z28
ISBN: 
978-3-942820-25-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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