In a recent interview with Fox 25 News, Victor Matheson, professor of economics at the College of the Holy Cross, questioned the longstanding economic benefits to hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston. He predicted that the cost would be as high as the Big Dig’s construction expense, but without the lasting infrastructure.
“In some cities you’re left with the nice legacy,” said Matheson. “You’ve upgraded your infrastructure and you have a nice set of things you can use after the event. But in most places, for example Montreal, you’re not left with a whole lot except for a big set of debt payments to pay back.”
The Boston Globe, Nov. 16: An Olympic-size illusion”
This “Holy Cross in the News” item is by Sara Bovat ’14.
For additional information, please contact Bridget Cass at 508-793-2419.
‘Boston student-athlete thrives after early turmoil’
Attacked by her knife-wielding father when still in the womb, Yonetta Harris, a member of the College of the Holy Cross class of 2018, has built a life that touches many. In...06/25/14
‘Sporting cold feet’
Canadian Broadcast Corporation News
With the FIFA World Cup at the center of attention around the world, Victor Matheson, professor of economics at the College of the Holy Cross, offers major Canadian news...06/20/14
‘Making it easier to fire teachers won’t get you better ones’
Los Angeles Times
In an article for the Los Angeles Times, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, discusses the recent California Superior Court...