Wednesday, January 10, 2007

research tidbit for the day

If there is a discussion of the Penguins leaving town... I am unaware of any serious study of their economic impact. But a starting point for looking at the economic impact of a sports franchise in the region could be this study by my predecessor which looked at the economic impact of the Pirates:

Rushen, Steven: Economic Impact of the Pirates on the Pittsburgh Region, Public Administration Quarterly, Fall 1999, Vol. 23, Issue 3, p354-367

update: Mike Madison has put me to shame. He quickly pointed out at least one paper I was unaware of looking specifically at the economic impact of the Penguins. See his post on Pittsblog which references Bruce K. Johnson (Centre College), Peter A. Groothuis (Westminster College), John C. Whitehead (East Carolina University), The Value of Public Goods Generated by a Major League Sports Team: The CVM Approach, Journal of Sports Economics, Vol. 2, No. 1, 6-21 (2001).

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