International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events
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International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events

Edited by Wolfgang Maennig and Andrew Zimbalist

From the Olympics to the World Cup, mega sporting events are a source of enjoyment for tens of thousands of people, but can also be a source of intense debate and controversy. This insightful Handbook addresses a number of central questions, including: How are host cities selected and under what economic conditions? How are these events organized, and how is local resistance overcome? Based on historical and empirical experience, what are the pitfalls for the organizers of these events? What are the potential economic benefits, including any international image effects? How can the costs be minimized and the benefits maximized for host cities and countries? How do these mega events impact the challenges of globalization and what is their environmental legacy?
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Chapter 30: The Employment Effects of London 2012: An Assessment in Mid-2011

Dan Brown and Stefan Szymanski

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30 The employment effects of London 2012: an assessment in mid-2011 Dan Brown and Stefan Szymanski 1 INTRODUCTION In this chapter we investigate the employment effects of the London 2012 Olympics in the run-up to the Games. Employment levels at th...

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