Estimating the economic impact of mega events (2nd ed.)

The course offers an introduction to the economic impact estimation of mega events. It presents different methods of evaluation and some of the results given by their application, highlighting pros and cons of each one.

Frequenza e Attestati

Attestato di Partecipazione


Scienze Sociali

Ore di Formazione




Modalità Corso





4 Settimane



Stato del Corso


Avvio Iscrizioni

6 Feb 2019

Apertura Corso

29 Apr 2019

Inizio Tutoraggio

29 Apr 2019

Fine Tutoraggio

21 Mag 2019

Tutoraggio Soft

22 Mag 2019

Chiusura Corso

7 Lug 2019

The participants will acquire the basic knowledge:

  • to estimate rigorously and without distortion the forecastable impact of a mega event (Olympics, Expo or similar); 
  • to evaluate the validity of estimates produced by others.

The basic requisite is intellectual curiosity and rigour. Apart from this there are no requisite expect for a lecture where the basic mathematics of Input-output model are exposed (requirement: basic matrix algebra, convergence of series). This section is optional; the final certificate will indicate whether you also validated this section.

Althues, S., & Maier, H. (2002). Exhibition "EXPO 2000" in Hanover/Germany in 2000 Impact on Regional Economy based on German Input-Output Tables a priori and a posteriori. Fourteenth International Conference on Input-Output Techniques. Montréal, Canada

Baaijens SR, Nijkamp P, van Montfoort K. (1997) Explanatory meta-analysis of tourist income multipliers an application of comparative research to island economies. J Policy Model 22(7): 821–858

Dwyer. (2006). Assessing the economic impact of events: a Computable General Equilibrium model. Journal of travel research, 45-59.

Fourie, J., & Santana-Gallego, M. (2011). The impact of mega-sport events on tourist arrivals. Tourism Management, 1364-1370

The course has 4 Sections provided with video lectures, forum for discussion and progressive tests to verify your improvements.

You can have the Certificate of Attendance after watching all video lectures and answering at least 7 questions out of 10 of each test correctly (you can retry each answer twice).