Sectoral Labour Market Effects of the 2006 FIFA World Cup

Posted: 22 May 2017

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Arne Feddersen

University of Southern Denmark - Department of Environmental and Business Economics

Wolfgang Maennig

Universit├Ąt Hamburg, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

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Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Using the case of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, this study is the first to test the employment effects of a mega-sporting event on the basis of data that combines both regional and sectoral data. It is also the first study of sporting events to use a semi-parametric test method. Earlier studies on the World Cup could hardly identify any employment effects. In contrast, we find a small but significant positive employment effect on the hospitality sector.

Keywords: FIFA World Cup, economic impact, ex-post analysis, sectoral employment

JEL Classification: H54, R12, L83

Suggested Citation

Feddersen, Arne and Maennig, Wolfgang, Sectoral Labour Market Effects of the 2006 FIFA World Cup (2012). Labour Economics, Vol. 19, No. 6, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2971916

Arne Feddersen

University of Southern Denmark - Department of Environmental and Business Economics ( email )

DK-5230 Odense
Denmark

Wolfgang Maennig (Contact Author)

Universit├Ąt Hamburg, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences ( email )

Von-Melle-Park 5
Hamburg, 20146
Germany

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