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Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik

Journal of Economics and Statistics

Editor-in-Chief: Winker, Peter

Ed. by Büttner, Thiess / Riphahn, Regina / Smolny, Werner / Wagner, Joachim

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IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 0.456

CiteScore 2017: 0.47

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.231
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.606

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2366-049X
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Volume 232, Issue 3

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Employment Effects of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah

Robert Baumann / Bryan Engelhardt / Victor A. Matheson
Published Online: 2016-03-16 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jbnst-2012-0309

Summary

Local, state, and federal governments, along with the Salt Lake City Organizing Committee, spent roughly $1.9 billion in planning and hosting the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Event promoters suggested that the Games would increase employment in the state by 35,000 job-years. We investigate whether the 2002 Winter Olympics actually increased employment finding that the Games’ impact was a fraction of that claimed by the boosters.While the Salt Lake City Olympics did increase employment overall by between 4,000 and 7,000 jobs, these gains were concentrated in the leisure industry, and the Games had little to no effect on employment after 12 months.

Keywords: Olympics; impact analysis; mega-event; tourism

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Published Online: 2016-03-16

Published in Print: 2012-06-01


Citation Information: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, Volume 232, Issue 3, Pages 308–317, ISSN (Online) 2366-049X, ISSN (Print) 0021-4027, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jbnst-2012-0309.

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