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Going for gold : the impact hosting the Olympics has on national employment rates

by Hamburg, Andrew Karl

Abstract

The worldwide excitement generated by the Olympic Games needs to be examined in terms of economic impact. The Olympic Games is defined in economic terms by the Pre Olympic Period, the Olympic Year, and the Olympic Legacy Period. The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of hosting the Olympics on a nation’s employment rates. The hypothesis is that hosting the Olympics improves employment in the Pre Olympic Period and Olympic Year Period but likely has minimal effect during the Olympic Legacy Period. Contrary to the hypothesis the results suggest that hosting the Olympics has no significant effect on employment as a percentage of the population in an Olympic host nation. However, the trend in all three Olympic Periods was favorable for improved national employment.

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Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:8040
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
51 pages : illustrations (some color)
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Lybecker, Kristina
Department/Program
Economics and Business
Degree Name
bachelor
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Grantor
Colorado College
Date Issued
2013