Induced Civic Pride and Integration

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 72, No. 2, pp. 202-220, 2010

Posted: 22 May 2017

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Bernd Süssmuth

University of Leipzig; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Malte Heyne

Independent

Wolfgang Maennig

Universität Hamburg, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

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Date Written: 2010

Abstract

Does a nation’s contingent value of hosting a mega event depend on past experience with implied benefits? Applying data from ex-ante and ex-post queries, we use the FIFA World Cup 2006 to address this question. The ex-post increase in valuation is shown to be owing to citizens requiring an involving experience.We also use the first mega-event hosted by reunified Germany to investigate how the integration of the two parts of Germany progressed after 18 years of reunification. We find that civic pride induced by collective experience can considerably accelerate the convergence of East Germans’ preferences towards those of West Germans.

Suggested Citation

Süssmuth, Bernd and Heyne, Malte and Maennig, Wolfgang, Induced Civic Pride and Integration (2010). Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 72, No. 2, pp. 202-220, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2972028

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Malte Heyne

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Universität Hamburg, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences ( email )

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