The Socio-Economic Determinants of International Soccer Performance

This paper reports regression results identifying the variables influencing a country’s performance in international soccer games. The results reveal that economic, demographic, cultural and climatic factors are important. In particular, inverted U-shape relationships are identified with respect to temperature and per-capita wealth. We also find a significant interaction between Latin cultural origin and population size, while both variables are individually insignificant. Explanations for our results are offered.


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Issue Date:
2002-11
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
Print ISSN 1514-0326 (Other)
Online ISSN 1667-6726 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/44292
Published in:
Journal of Applied Economics, Volume 05, Number 2
Page range:
253-272
Total Pages:
20
JEL Codes:
L83; H50




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