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The Illusory Economic Gains from Hosting the Olympics & World Cup
Andrew Zimbalist, World Economics, March 2015
The IOC's Olympic Games and FIFA's World Cup are the two most popular global sporting events. Winning the rights to host these competitions comes with..
Why Russia Resists Facebook
Piotr Konwicki, World Economics, December 2013
The social media websites phenomenon started in 1997 with SixDegrees.com, which allowed users to create profiles, list their Friends and surf the Frie..
The New Transparency in Development Economics
Michael A. Clemens and Gabriel Demombynes, World Economics, December 2013
The Millennium Villages Project is a high profile, multi-country development project that has aimed to serve as a model for ending rural poverty in su..
Lynne Nikolychuk on Gerben Bakker: Entertainment Industrialised: The Emergence of the International Film Idustry, 1890-1940
Lynne Nikolychuk, World Economics, September 2009
Managerial Performance and Contract Instability in the Market for National Football Coaches
Lynne Nikolychuk & Brian Sturgess, World Economics, September 2007
In this paper, the authors investigate the relationship between managerial performance of national football coaches and their length of contract term ..
Hosting the FIFA World Cup
Brian Sturgess & Chris Brady, World Economics, December 2006
Countries often compete fiercely for the right to host the football FIFA World Cup finals, but apart from national prestige, are there any concrete ec..
Do the Young British Artists Rule?
David W. Galenson, World Economics, March 2006
In recent years, some English critics have claimed that Damien Hirst and his fellow young British artists have made London the new center of the advan..
Anticipating Artistic Success
David W. Galenson, World Economics, June 2005
The recent history of modern art provides clues as to how important artists can be identified before their work becomes generally known. Advanced art ..
A Portrait of the Artists as Young or Old Innovators
David W. Galenson, World Economics, December 2004
Earlier research found that great painters can be categorized either as young geniuses, who make sudden conceptual innovations early in their careers..
Pricing Cultural Heritage
Susana Mourato, Ece Ozdemiroglu, Tannis Hett & Giles Atkinson, World Economics, September 2004
A growing determinant of leisure travel decisions has been the demand for cultural destinations. This has presented complex challenges with regards t..
The Disappearing Masterpiece
David W. Galenson, World Economics, December 2002
A quantitative analysis of the illustrations in art history textbooks reveals that the most important modern American painters—including Pollock, de ..
The Life Cycles of Modern Artists
David Galenson, World Economics, September 2002
There have been two very different life cycles for great modern artists: some have made their major contributions early in their careers, while other..
The Promotion Test
Stefan Szymanski, World Economics, June 2002
The collapse of broadcaster ITV Digital owing £178m to the English Football League will cause, according to the League’s Chairman, the financial failu..
The Economic Impact of the World Cup
Stefan Szymanski, World Economics, March 2002
The World Cup will be the biggest sporting event of 2002, but the Japanese and Korean governments are also hoping that it will be one of the biggest ..
Up for the Cup
Stefan Szymanski, World Economics, December 2001
Measured by attendance of football fans, the FA Cup is in decline. This paper reviews the evidence of this decline and suggests that the underlying c..
A Night at the Opera
Jeff Frank & Philip Wrigley, World Economics, September 2001
This paper considers how the behaviour of the two London opera houses differs from profit-maximisation, possibly in response to the high level of gov..
Promotion and Relegation
Stefan Szymanski & Stephen Ross, World Economics, June 2001
One of the most distinctive differences between team sports in Europe and North America is the institution of promotion and relegation. This paper lo..
Can Bettors Win?
Leighton Vaughan Williams, World Economics, March 2001
In this paper, a survey is undertaken of studies that examines the extent to which systematic patterns of behaviour in betting markets can generate ab..
The Market for Olympic Gold Medals
Stefan Szymanski, World Economics, December 2000
From a national perspective the Sydney Olympics were almost completely predictable. Statistical modelling shows that population size and income per he..
The Political Economy of Sport
Stefan Szymanski, World Economics, June 2000
The political constitutions of both the US and Europe provide no guidance on the role of organised sport in society. Without a proper set of rules pol..
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