Tagged: stadiums

Hooton on Sports Econ 101 - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Apr 03, 2015

Matthew Hooton nails this one, with some help from Andrew Zimbalist:I do know that the Cricket World Cup has been an outstanding success: Christchurch’s return as an international venue; the destruction of England at Wellington; the Auckland nail-biter against Australia; Ireland’s triumph over the West Indies at Nelson; Martin Guptill topping the batting with his 237 not out and … Read More

Stadium plans - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton May 14, 2013

Sam Richardson points out some problems with the proposed stadium-plus-office-towers combo for Christchurch: It is not clear yet where exactly the funding for Christchurch's stadium plans is coming from, but it is fair to say that it will be largely funded by taxpayers - locally, regionally and nationally to some degree. As such, if my taxpayers money is going … Read More

Rugby Boosterism - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Dec 19, 2012

Breathtaking. The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment produced a report, "The Stadium of Four Million", on the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The first sections of the report are pretty unabashed boosterism, lauding the successes of the event. It... Read More