The legacy of the Olympics: economic burden or boon?

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Ricketts, Lowell R. ; Wolla, Scott A. (2012)
  • Journal: Page One Economics Newsletter (pp: 1-4)

Competition, sportsmanship, and national pride are the foundations of the Olympics, but how much do the Olympics cost the host city and country? What are some of the economic benefits and costs? Is the investment in the Olympics worth it in the end? Read about previous host experiences with the economic side of the Olympics in this month's Page One Economics Newsletter “The Legacy of the Olympics: Economic Burden or Boon?” (see related graph: "Olympics-Related Temporary Increase in Employment"
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