The economics of the FIFA Football World Cup

@inproceedings{Torgler2004TheEO,
  title={The economics of the FIFA Football World Cup},
  author={Benno Torgler},
  year={2004}
}
  • Benno Torgler
  • Published 2004
  • Economics
  • The expansion of economics to ‘non-market topics’ has received increased attention in recent years. The economics of sports (football) is such a sub-field. This paper reports empirical evidence of team and referee performances in the FIFA World Cup 2002. The results reveal that being a hosting nation has a significant impact on the probability of winning a game. Furthermore, the strength of a team measured with the FIFA World Ranking does not play the important role presumed, which indicates… CONTINUE READING

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