How local are labour markets? A look at the London Olympics

Alan Manning, Barbara Petrongolo, 3 August 2012

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How local are labour markets? A number of important questions in labour economics hinge on the answer.

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: jobs, local labour markets, Olympics, unemployment

Why bid for the Olympic Games?

Andrew K Rose, 16 April 2009

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Economists are usually sceptical of arguments about the public provision of infrastructure for sporting events, and rightly so (Siegfried and Zimbalist 2000). Agents that endorse the construction of new sports stadia or the staging of mega-events usually do so out of naivety or self-interest.

Topics: International trade
Tags: Olympics, trade liberalisation, World Cup

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