Going for gold? The intangible effects of the Olympic Games in London, Paris and Berlin

Department(s)/ Research Infrastructure
Sozio- oekonomisches Panel
Project Status
Aktuelles Projekt
Project Duration
since/from 2011 to 2014
In Cooperation with
Prof. Dr. Paul Dolan. LSE
Dr. Robert Metcalf, University of Oxford
Prof. Dr. Stefan Szymanski, City University
Dr Georgios Kavetsos, City University
Prof. Dr. Andrew Clark, PSE Ecole Normale Superieure
Prof. Dr. Claudia Senik, PSE and University Paris
Project Team/Contacts at DIW Berlin

Details

This project aims to measure the intangible impact of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Paris and Berlin. It will achieve this by gathering primary longitudinal data from individuals living in each of the three cities over the period 2011-2013 to see what effect, if any, the Olympics have on a comprehensive set of subjective well-being (SWB) outcomes. In particular, it will uniquely show how these outcomes relate to one another and change over time. Importantly for public policy, it will also shed light on the degree to which different components of SWB are predictive of changes in behaviour that policy-makers are concerned with (e.g. diet and physical activity).

This project is innovative on a number of general scientific fronts. It is the first attempt to establish the impact of experiencing large-scale events on stated preferences from the same individuals over a number of time points and determine the direction of causality from the Olympics to intangible outcomes. Additionally, it is the first panel dataset across Europe, which includes both evaluative and experience measures of SWB and health data.


Publications

Diskussionspapiere extern (2016)

The Host with the Most? The Effects of the Olympic Games on Happiness

Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski, Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Diskussionspapiere extern (2016)

The Host with the Most? The Effects of the Olympic Games on Happiness

Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski, Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Diskussionspapiere extern (2016)

The Host with the Most? The Effects of the Olympic Games on Happiness

Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski, Nicolas R. Ziebarth
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2016)

The Host with the Most? The Effects of the Olympic Games on Happiness

Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski, Nicolas R. Ziebarth
SOEPpapers (2016)

The Host with the Most? The Effects of the Olympic Games on Happiness

Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski, Nicolas R. Ziebarth