Trading Effects of the FIFA World Cup

15 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2014

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Veysel Avsar

Antalya International University

Umut Unal

Turgut Ozal University

Date Written: August 2014


This study analyzes the trading effects of FIFA World Cup in two dimensions. First, we show that participating in the World Cup significantly increases exports from the participant countries to the host countries, relative to a control group of non‐participants. Second, we demonstrate that trade is reasonably higher for host‐participant pairs compared to other country pairs. We also provide dynamic estimates for both cases and offer plausible arguments and important channels for our findings.

Suggested Citation

Avsar, Veysel and Unal, Umut, Trading Effects of the FIFA World Cup (August 2014). Kyklos, Vol. 67, Issue 3, pp. 315-329, 2014. Available at SSRN: or

Veysel Avsar (Contact Author)

Antalya International University ( email )

Üniversite Cad. No:2
Döşemealtı, 07190

Umut Unal

Turgut Ozal University

Ayvalı Mah. Gazze Caddesi no-7
Etlik- Kecioren
Ankara, 06010

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