Sports and Regional Growth in Sweden - Is a successful professional sports team good for regional economic growth?

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Värja, Emelie;
  • Subject: sports; growth; spatial econometrics; regional growth
    • jel: jel:H71 | jel:L83 | jel:J61

This study investigates whether net inbound migration and per capita income growth of a municipality is affected when a local sports team enters or exits the premium national leagues in ice hockey or soccer in Sweden. Local governments frequently support a local profess... View more
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