Be sure to check out the Goldman research piece on World Cup Soccer

World Cup and Economics 2010

It is a surprisingly fun approach to economic research . . .


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2 Responses to “Goldman on FIFA World Cup”

  1. somario says:

    I hope you like the following stats…
    Reigning WC champions are 2 for 17, last to repeat was Brazil in 1962.
    Reigning Euro champs are 1 for 12 with W Germany the only to win when they hosted in 1974.
    Reigning Copa America champions are 0 for 16!
    Reigning Olympic champions are 2 for 17 with the last being Italy in 1938.
    That is a combined 5 for 62 for 8%.
    The current reigning champs are Italy, Spain, Brazil, and Argentina.
    Contenders who hosted the previous WC fared poorly in the next tournament…
    Brasil lost in qtrs of 54, England lost in qtrs of 70, W Germany lost in second rd in 78, Argentina lost in second rd in 82, Spain lost in qtrs of 86, Italy had success in 94 as finalists, but France lost in the first round in 02. We will see how Germany fares….
    These stats don’t bode well for the heavy favorites. I hope we have a surprise champion, and I will be rooting for Eto’o to lead Cameroon.

  2. schirimiester says:

    Been eagerly awaiting this Goldman piece.
    I have read and saved them all since ’98.

    I’m still picking The Netherlands as my rank outsider to lift the Cup.