Stadiums and Arenas: Economic Development or Economic Redistribution?

  title={Stadiums and Arenas: Economic Development or Economic Redistribution?},
  author={Dennis Coates},
  journal={Development Economics: Microeconomic Issues in Developing Economies eJournal},
  • D. Coates
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Economics
  • Development Economics: Microeconomic Issues in Developing Economies eJournal
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