Showing posts with category "world cup"

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

February 16, 2022
tags
economic impact

Blogging from Portland

The Western Economic Association, International conference is taking place in Portland right now.  Besides being an excellent regional economics conference,

February 16, 2022
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general

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!!

February 16, 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

February 16, 2022
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economic impact

The IMF Surveys the Impact of Mega-Events

The latest issue of the IMF's journal, Finance and Development, has a number of essays on the impact of hosting events like the Olympics and the World Cup.

February 16, 2022
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mega-events

Does Soccer Have a Chance to Ever Become a Major Sport in North America?

If I am remotely representative of the potential North American audience, does soccer have any chance of ever becoming a major sport in North America? Will it

February 16, 2022
tags
soccer

Just How Good is Cristiano Ronaldo at Poker?

Not everyone knows that Ronaldo is a highly skilled poker player who has competed against some of the best professional poker stars in the world.

February 15, 2022
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soccer

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

February 15, 2022
tags
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

February 15, 2022
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soccer

Football Season Begins!

No, not the NFL. Two European football leagues, the Bundesliga in Germany and Ligue 1 in France get started this weekend. In the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg came

February 15, 2022
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european football

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

February 15, 2022
tags
economic impact

The Third-Largest Industry in Italy

What would you guess is the third-largest industry in Italy? Wine? Apparel? the Roman Catholic Church? Housing? Tourism? Automobiles?

February 15, 2022
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italy