Latest Olympic Research:
Going for the Gold: The Economics of the Olympics. Academic research by Professors Robert A. Baade and Victor A. Matheson
Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2016
National Public Radio: "Olympic Caveats: Host Cities Risk Debt, Scandal"
National Public Radio: "The Games Are A Great Party, But Not A Great Investment"
Professor Andrew Zimbalist's new book: "Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup"
Watch Professor Zimbalist's talk at No Boston Olympics' Public Meeting here.
Read the Harvard Kennedy School's Research Roundup on the Economic and cultural benefits of the Olympics:
Economic Impact of Hosting Olympics and Other Mega-Events:
International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events - Wolfgang Maennig (Author, Editor), Andrew Zimbalist (Author, Editor)
Bidding for the Olympics: Fool's Gold? - Prof. Victor Matheson and Prof. Robert A. Baade
Mega-Sporting Events In Developing Nations: Playing The Way To Prosperity? - Prof. Victor Matheson and Prof. Robert A. Baade
Is It Worth It? - Prof. Andrew Zimbalist
Economic Impact Of The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Olympic Cost Overruns:
Olympic Proportions: Cost and Cost Overrun at the Olympics 1960-2012 - Prof. Bent Flyvbjerg and Associate Fellow Allison Stewart, Oxford University
The average cost overrun for producing the Olympic Games has been more than 200% since 1976 - Will Jennings, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Southampton