nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2011‒09‒05
one paper chosen by
Joao Carlos Correia Leitao
University of Beira Interior and Technical University of Lisbon

  1. An Evaluation of the Economic Impact of National Football League Mega-events By Robert Baade; Victor Matheson

  1. By: Robert Baade (Department of Economics and Business, Lake Forest College); Victor Matheson (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross)
    Abstract: This paper evaluates the magnitude and the economic impact of NFL mega-events including the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl. The paper also reviews the theory behind the usual findings that the observed economic benefits of mega-events are almost always a fraction of the benefits claimed a priori.
    Keywords: football, impact analysis, Super Bowl, sports, mega-event, Pro Bowl
    JEL: L83 R53
    Date: 2011–08

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