International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events

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Wolfgang Maennig, Andrew S. Zimbalist
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 625 pages
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From the Olympics to the World Cup, mega sporting events are a source of enjoyment for tens of thousands, but can also be a source of intense debate and controversy. This insightful new Handbook addresses a number of central questions, including: How are
 

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Contents

the economics of mega sporting events
3
2 What is a mega sporting event?
9
PART II BIDDING FOR MEGA EVENTS
15
3 Mega sporting event bidding mechanism design and rent extraction
17
why is the cost of mega sporting events so often underestimated?
37
the case of the Olympic Winter Games
70
lessons from the Chicago 2016 bid
85
the role of lifestyle and other socio economic factors
108
17 Outlook progress and challenges of stadium evaluation
279
national and urban legacy agendas
295
the impact of the World Cup on football academies in Africa
314
20 Economic impact of organizing large sporting events
336
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MEGA EVENTS
355
a taxpayer bargain among mega sporting events?
357
a sectoral analysis
386
23 Notsomega events
401

PART III DESIGN OF MEGA EVENTS
125
8 Can mega events deliver sustainability? The case of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa
127
9 Stakeholder perceptions of shortterm marketing tactics during the Olympics
140
10 Mega events and local politics
162
11 Estimating match and World Cup winning probabilities
177
12 Doping and antidoping measures
194
13 Explaining and forecasting national team medals totals at the Summer Olympic Games
208
PART IV GENERAL STUDIES OF ECONOMIC IMPACT AND METHODOLOGY
225
14 The econometric analysis of willingness to pay for intangibles with experience good character
227
15 Economic impact of sports events
246
who wins who loses?
270
24 Reflections on developing the 2010 FIFA World CupTM research agenda
434
25 The economic impact of the golf Majors
449
26 Peoples perception of the social impacts of the Beijing Olympic Games before and after 2008
461
effects on international tourism and awareness for South Africa
482
Delhi and the Commonwealth Games
504
29 The case of Brazil 20142016
527
an assessment in mid2011
546
PART VI CONCLUSION
569
maximizing the benefits and minimizing the costs
571
Index
587
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Andrew Zimbalist is the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College. An award-winning writer, media commentator, and consultant in the sports industry, Zimbalist has worked with players' unions, cities, owners, and leagues.

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