Using the contingent valuation method, we estimate residents’ ex ante and ex post willingness to pay (WTP) for hosting a large international sport event: The “big start” of the 2016 Giro d’Italia, which was held in the Gelderland region of the Netherlands. The percentage of residents with a positive WTP changed from 29.7% before the event to 39.3% immediately after the event, while average WTP increased significantly from €3.58 to €4.45, leading to an increase of residents’ valuation from €5.8 million to €7.1 million. Additionally, following the event in the media and attending the event play an important role in explaining residents’ WTP.
Literatuurverwijzing: Boer, W.I.J. de, Koning, R.H., & Mierau, J.O. (2019). Ex ante and ex post willingness to pay for hosting a large international sport event. Journal of Sport Economics