Labour Market Effects of the 2006 Soccer World Cup in Germany

19 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2010  

Florian Hagn

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Wolfgang Maennig

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Abstract

This study analyses for the first time on the basis of a multivariate analysis ex post the effects on the jobs market of a soccer World Cup, in this case the 2006 World Cup held in Germany. In addition to three methods already used for other analyses in studies of sporting events, an extended “Difference-in-Difference” estimate is used in order to compare the development of the numbers of unemployed in the 12 World Cup venues with the development of the numbers of unemployed in 62 other German cities. The results demonstrate that in none of the respective match venues did the effect of the sporting event on unemployment differ significantly from zero.

Keywords: Labour market, regional economics, sports economics, World Cup, Stadium Impact

JEL Classification: L83, R53, R58

Suggested Citation

Hagn, Florian and Maennig, Wolfgang, Labour Market Effects of the 2006 Soccer World Cup in Germany. Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions, No. 8, 2007 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1541950 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1541950

Florian Hagn

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Wolfgang Maennig (Contact Author)

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Von-Melle-Park 5
Hamburg, 20146
Germany

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