Evaluating economic impacts of major sports events: a meta analysis of the key trends

Li, ShiNa and Jago, Leo (2013) Evaluating economic impacts of major sports events: a meta analysis of the key trends. Current Issues in Tourism, 16 6: 591-611. doi:10.1080/13683500.2012.736482

Author Li, ShiNa
Jago, Leo
Title Evaluating economic impacts of major sports events: a meta analysis of the key trends
Formatted title
Evaluating economic impacts of major sports events – a meta analysis of the key trends
Journal name Current Issues in Tourism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1368-3500
Publication date 2013-08
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13683500.2012.736482
Volume 16
Issue 6
Start page 591
End page 611
Total pages 21
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
For many years there has been wide recognition of the economic impact that major sports events can generate in attracting visitors and event-related construction investment. This article seeks to provide a brief overview of the key approaches that have been used to assess the economic impact of major events over the past two decades including multiplier analysis, input–output modelling, and computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling. The article also discusses some of the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches. In order to provide a platform for future research that draws upon existing research, the article then presents the findings of a meta analysis undertaken to examine the key patterns in economic assessments of major events based on previous studies reported in the literature. These reviews have been classified into three stages that are ordered chronologically and it can be seen that the range of issues covered, the depth of analysis, and the comprehensiveness of the evaluations increased across these three stages. This article finally summarises the key advances in approach that were made across these stages and proposes a future research agenda.
Keyword Major sports events
Economic impacts
Key trends
Meta analysis
General equilibrium-analysis
CGE analysis
Chinese economy
Olympic Games
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 19 Nov 2012

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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