‘Final Four’s Economic Impact Questioned’

90.1 FM WABE News

April 9th, 2013 by 

In a story about the impact of the NCAA Men’s Final Four games on the city’s economy, Atlanta’s NPR Station – 90.1 FM WABE News – turned to Victor Matheson, associate professor of economics at the College of the Holy Cross, for insight.

Arguing that the projections are typically exaggerated, he explained: “Basically you’ve replaced your normal visitors with sports fans.  If you don’t count out that crowding-out effect then you’re going to get a good estimate of the gross impact of an event.”

This “Holy Cross in the News” item is by Sara Bovat ’14.

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