chapter  18
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Ian Hudson THE USE AND MISUSE O F ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS :

This note of caution is particularly relevant when analyzing the economic impact studies that have been published to examine the economic contribution of professional sports teams. Anyone with an even vaguely suspicious nature should be immediately on his or her guard when a study so dependent on the author’s discretion is published or funded by one of the interested parties in a debate. The purpose of this study is to determine whether economic impact studies of sports teams tend to overstate the teams’ impact.