publication . Article . Preprint . 2016

Public support for hosting the Olympic Summer Games in Germany: The CVM approach:

Pamela Wicker; John C. Whitehead; Daniel S. Mason; Bruce K. Johnson;
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  • Published: 12 Nov 2016 Journal: Urban Studies, volume 54, pages 3,597-3,614 (issn: 0042-0980, eissn: 1360-063X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
Cities throughout the world continue to weigh the merits of hosting major sport events, including the Olympic Games. These events are considered desirable due to a range of benefits, including economic and/or tourism development. In addition, previous research has shown that hosting the Olympics may confer intangible benefits for cities and their residents. This paper presents the results of a contingent valuation method estimate of the monetary value of intangible benefits to Germans of hosting the Olympic Summer Games. In a nationwide online survey 6,977 respondents were asked if they would support a referendum to host the Games. The survey employed a payment ...
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free text keywords: Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Urban Studies
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