nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2015‒08‒13
two papers chosen by
João Carlos Correia Leitão
Universidade da Beira Interior

  1. Many Happy Returns? The Pro-Bowl, Mega-events, and Tourism in Hawaii By Robert Baumann; Victor Matheson
  2. Scheduling of sport leage systems with inter-leage constraints By Schönberger, Jörn

  1. By: Robert Baumann (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross); Victor Matheson (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross)
    Abstract: We use daily airplane arrival data from 2004 to 2015 from Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to determine the net change in arrivals around a variety of sporting events. We find only one event generates a positive and significant net impact on arrivals: the Honolulu Marathon, which generates roughly 3,900 additional arrivals. No other sporting events result in a measurable increase in tourist arrivals including, notably, the NFL’s Pro Bowl, which receives a large subsidy from the state’s tourism authority.
    Keywords: sports, stadiums, franchises, impact analysis, mega-event, tourism
    JEL: O18 R53
    Date: 2015–08
  2. By: Schönberger, Jörn
    Abstract: We investigate the simultaneous schedule determination of several leagues in a championship. Beside limited availability of venues, the substitution of players among teams of a club requires the consideration of mutual match slot exclusions associated with teams playing in different leagues during schedule construction. We propose a mathematical optimization model for this complicated decision task and report results from initial computational experiments.
    Date: 2015

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