Substitution between leisure activities: a quasi-natural experiment using sports viewing and cinema attendance

Izquierdo Sanchez, Sofia, Elliott, Caroline and Simmons, Rob (2016) Substitution between leisure activities: a quasi-natural experiment using sports viewing and cinema attendance. Applied Economics, 48 (40). pp. 3848-3860. ISSN 0003-6846

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Abstract

The allocation of time between leisure activities and work has been extensively analysed in academic literature. However, leisure time is limited and there may not be sufficient time to enjoy all the leisure activities desired. Hence, this article considers the allocation of time between substitute leisure activities. International football tournaments provide an opportunity to consider consumers’ preferences for watching football and films in a quasi-natural experimental setting. A trade-off between these leisure activities is identified using a difference-in-difference methodology. Using an original, four-country data set, a large and robust negative effect of mega sports events on cinema admissions is identified.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: leisure,football,cinema,difference-in-difference,d12,j22
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 12:01
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 00:40
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57258
DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2016.1145353

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