Economics (BBA)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Gregory Brock


In today’s world, many countries put a huge emphasis on hosting/bidding for the rights to host an Olympics Games. This has caused countries to spend enormous amounts of money to improve their country in order to be selected to host this event. Thus, this paper is going to examine the benefits that these countries get from hosting an Olympic Games. We investigate the influences that hosting an Olympic Games has on that country’s gross domestic product per capita and their levels of international trade. In addition, we also examine those countries that bid for an Olympic Games, but do not win the bid to examine the effects that the even going to the trouble to bid for an Olympic Games has on the economy of those countries.