Showing posts with category "world cup"

World Cup Betting In Qatar

The world's biggest sporting event in 2022, the World Cup, will begin in Qatar.  In addition to being a viral spectator sporting event, the World Cup is also

October 2, 2022
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gambling

Superb World Cup 'Selection Bias' Example

For all those economics professors and tutors out there who struggle to explain the crucial concept of ‘selection bias’, a nice illustration can be found in

October 1, 2022
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fifa

Optimal Size of the Rugby World Cup

The 2011 Rugby World Cup has now progressed past the Pool Stage, with the Quarter-Finals to be played this coming weekend. Hosts New Zealand look to be in

September 30, 2022
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expansion

"Give the World Cup bid a red card"

That's the title of co-blogger Dennis Coates' piece in today's LA Times.  Dennis may be too proud to call attention to himself by pointing that out here, but

October 5, 2022
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fifa

Mega Event Legacy Update: Athens Edition

I have been watching quite a bit of World Cup coverage, and the announcers seem to have gone out of their way to complement the new stadiums built for the

October 2, 2022
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economic impact

Wake Me Up When We Play Algeria

2-2 vs. Slovenia, and whew!  That was the most thrilling tie in American history.  We're still alive!!

October 4, 2022
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fifa

The US Wants a World Cup of Its Own, But at What Cost?

Tomorrow the United States kicks off its World Cup 2010 competition against England. The excitement of this year’s event may fuel the existing US bid for the

September 27, 2022
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economic impact

Mega-Events in Developing Nations

South Africa has spent at least $6 billion in preparations for this summer's World Cup. How can a poor but developing country like South Africa afford to host

October 1, 2022
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fifa

FIFA: Money, Control, or Both

After goals not given, diving, low scoring, reds for nothing, penalties overlooked, ... of the World Cup, arguably the strongest overall team won the event.

September 27, 2022
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fifa

If not for Iniesta...

With the dust settling on the World Cup Final last Sunday, we are still debating various aspects of the game and the tournament itself, such as those raised

October 2, 2022
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fifa; soccer

Including the World in the World Cup

Chuck Blazer, an American and North America's representive to the FIFA executive committee has blasted the committee's decision to not award North America's

October 5, 2022
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soccer

World Cup Notes

I think hosting the World Cup in South Africa may be too large a burden for a smallish developing country:  population 49 million, with per capita income

September 27, 2022
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economic impact