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Socioeconomic determinants of win maximization at the FIFA World Cup

by Fetter, Sydney Elizabeth

Abstract

This study examines the effect of socioeconomic factors on winning games at the FIFA World Cup. This study identifies various macroeconomic, geographic, and soccer-specific characteristics that impact World Cup success. Determinants of World Cup success were largely identified through examination of performances measured at the Olympics and international soccer games. Ordinary Least Squares regression method is used to determine the significance of these factors for the countries that participated in the 1994-2010 World Cup tournaments. The results of this estimation method indicate that hosting, international rank, as well as regional origins and cultural traditions significantly impact wins. A country's wealth and population are not significant factors in winning games at the World Cup.

Note

Macroeconomic indicators, geographic, and historical World Cup and FIFA information.

bachelor

Bachelor of Arts

Eviews 7 Macroeconomic indicators, geographic, and historical World Cup and FIFA information.

Includes bibliographical references.

Administrative Notes

Macroeconomic indicators, geographic, and historical World Cup and FIFA information.

Eviews 7 Macroeconomic indicators, geographic, and historical World Cup and FIFA information.

Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:4104
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
81 pages : illustrations
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Fenn, Aju
Department/Program
Department of Economics and Business
Degree Name
bachelor
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Grantor
Colorado College
Date Issued
2011