This study examines the how a change in government expenditure during the Olympic Games impacts income inequality in a country. Using panel data dating from 1978-2016, we constructed two models, each with a different variable of interest measuring government expenditure. In the first model, there was significance found that our first measure lowered income inequality. In the second model, we found that there was no significance. The findings show that having larger government expenditure relative to the country’s GDP yielded in lower income inequality.
Gelwicks, Cameron Jeffrey, "Gold Mine or Bronze Bust: Analysis of the Impact of Fiscal Policy Expansion during the Olympic Games on Income Inequality" (2019). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8350.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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