Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/225016
Authors: 
Brachert, Matthias
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] Regional Studies [ISSN:] 1360-0591 [Issue:] Latest Articles [Pages:] 1-12
Abstract: 
The locational pattern of clubs in four professional football leagues in Europe is used to test the causal effect of relegations on short-run regional development. The study relies on the relegation mode of the classical round-robin tournament in the European model of sport to develop a regression-discontinuity design. The results indicate small and significant negative short-term effects on regional employment and output in the sports-related economic sector. In addition, small negative effects on overall regional employment growth are found. Total regional gross value added remains unaffected.
Subjects: 
professional football
relegation
regional growth
regression-discontinuity design
JEL: 
J40
R11
R12
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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