Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Impacto económico de los Campeonatos del Mundo de Escalada. Gijón, 8-14 de Septiembre del 2014

José Baños, Plácido Rodríguez


Purpose: This study aims to assess the economic impact for the economy of the Principality of
Asturias, of the Climbing World Championships held in Gijon in 2014.
Design/methodology: Various instruments are available to assess the economic impact of a
sporting event in a city or region. Among them is the Input-Output (I-O) analysis, which is
used in this study.
Findings: We analyse the economic impacts of the expenditure by non-residents in the
Principality of Asturias in a comprehensive study that categorises the individuals attending the
Championship according to their accommodation choice and to different visitor categories (i.e.
athletes, technicians, managers, etc.). The study also takes into account the expenditure on
infrastructure and organization incurred by the organizer of the competition: the City Council
of Gijon. The economic impact on the economy of Asturias of the 2014 World Climbing
Championships held in Gijón is calculated in terms of the Gross Value Added (GVA).
Originality/value: When a public institution organizes an activity, an assessment of whether
the expenditure has an economic return or leads to an unjustifiable expenditure of public
money, is required

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