Flame Goes Out: Determinants of Individual Support at the 2024 Hamburg Games Referendum

16 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2018

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Pamela Wicker

German Sport University Cologne

Dennis Coates

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Date Written: April 2018

Abstract

This study used the opportunity to conduct a survey with a contingent valuation method scenario in the weeks prior to an actual referendum on bidding for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Hamburg. Only 41.2% of respondents planned to vote favorably and 30.1% reported a positive willingness‐to‐pay. We allowed respondents to state the institution they would give the money to ensure it is wisely spent. The preferred institutions were a foundation and an account in trust. The findings indicate that individual voters have their own complex utility function of costs and benefits which should be considered by public officials.

JEL Classification: H41, L83, Z23, Z28

Suggested Citation

Wicker, Pamela and Coates, Dennis, Flame Goes Out: Determinants of Individual Support at the 2024 Hamburg Games Referendum (April 2018). Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 302-317, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3127879 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/coep.12274

Pamela Wicker (Contact Author)

German Sport University Cologne ( email )

Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6
Cologne, 50933
Germany

Dennis Coates

University of Maryland, Baltimore County ( email )

1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
United States
410-455-3243 (Phone)
410-455-1054 (Fax)

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