The Economic Dimension

  • Francesc SolanellasEmail author
  • Alain Ferrand
  • Andreu Camps
Part of the Mega Event Planning book series (MEGAEP)


Many experts have written about the economics of mega-events. As a result of their impact and how important they are for the sake of final evaluation, we should like to present the Barcelona Olympics from not only the analytical point of view but also in relation with other dimensions. According to Chappelet (2008), the most common criticism of the Games is that their total cost is very high. Indeed, this is the objective of this chapter: namely, to address the economic dimension of the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games. Our proposal to cover the basic contents will be based on the economic model, the economic situation at that time, the economic impact and tourism, and the perception impact.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesc Solanellas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alain Ferrand
    • 2
  • Andreu Camps
    • 3
  1. 1.GISEAFE-Research Group on Social and Educational Research on Physical Education and SportINEFC-Institute of Physical Education of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of Sport Sciences-CEREGE (EA 1722)University of PoitiersPoitiersFrance
  3. 3.GISEAFE-Research Group on Social and Educational Research on Physical Education and SportINEFC-Institute of Physical Education of CataloniaLleidaSpain

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