nep-spo New Economics Papers
on Sports and Economics
Issue of 2022‒03‒14
one paper chosen by
Humberto Barreto
DePauw University

  1. Impacts of International Sports Events on the Stock Market: Evidence from the Announcement of the 18th Asian Games and 30th Southeast Asian Games By Harjito, Dwipraptono Agus; Alam, Md. Mahmudul; Dewi, Rani Ayu Kusuma

  1. By: Harjito, Dwipraptono Agus; Alam, Md. Mahmudul (Universiti Utara Malaysia); Dewi, Rani Ayu Kusuma
    Abstract: This research assesses the influence of hosting major international sporting competitions on the host countries’ stock market performance before and after the announcement of such events. Specifically, this study explores whether stock markets of hosting countries experience cumulative average abnormal return (CAAR) during the aforementioned period. For the purposes of investigation, the study considers announcements of the 18th Asian Games and 30th SEA Games hosted by Indonesia and the Philippines, respectively. The LQ45 index of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) and PSEi index of the Philippines Stock Exchange (PSE) were chosen to test the significance of these events. It is found that only PSE has experienced a significantly positive CAAR for the event. Findings of this study can make a significant contribution to helping national governments and investors understand the significance of sports to the economies of developing countries and how major sports events can improve stock market efficiency.
    Date: 2021–11–30

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