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dc.contributor.advisor Prodan-Boul, Ruxandra
dc.creator Almes, Hardy
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-28T12:53:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-28T12:53:28Z
dc.date.created 2012-08
dc.date.issued 2012-09-28
dc.date.submitted August 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10657/ETD-UH-2012-08-549
dc.description.abstract Abstract Over the course of the last two decades there has been a great period of stadium construction amongst the four major American sports leagues. The bulk of the funding for said construction has come from public sources. Amongst politicians, taxpayers and economists there has been significant debate as to whether the public financing of these stadiums is a prudent public policy decision. Arguments in favor of public financing for sports stadiums have hinged on the assumption that the construction of new stadiums will have a positive impact upon revenues. Our study looks to investigate the validity of this assumption. We seek to determine the best methods of forecasting gate revenues both in the wake of a newly built stadium as well as in a period many years after their construction. From these results we hope to glean some useful information regarding the impact of newly constructed stadiums on demand for professional sports. Our results suggest that new stadiums provide a significant and positive shock to gate revenues. However, these shocks are not permanent and tend to wane over time.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Forecast
dc.subject Structural Breaks
dc.subject Stadium
dc.subject Publicly Financed Sports Stadiums
dc.title Stadium Games: Publicly Financed Stadiums and Their Impact On Gate Revenue Forecasts
dc.date.updated 2012-09-28T12:53:29Z
dc.identifier.slug 10657/ETD-UH-2012-08-549
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dc.type.genre thesis *
thesis.degree.name Applied Economics (MA)
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Applied Economics
thesis.degree.grantor University of Houston
thesis.degree.department Economics
dc.contributor.committeeMember Thornton, Rebecca
dc.contributor.committeeMember Jiu, Brett

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