An analysis of consumer response to corruption:Italy’s Calciopoli scandal

Buraimo, Babatunde and Migali, Giuseppe and Simmons, Robert (2016) An analysis of consumer response to corruption:Italy’s Calciopoli scandal. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 78 (1). pp. 22-41. ISSN 0305-9049

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Abstract

The Calciopoli episode affecting Italian football in the 2005–6 season serves as an opportunity for an empirical investigation into consumer (fan) behavior, following league-imposed punishments on clubs whose officials were found guilty of corrupt practices. Using a difference-in-differences estimation method, we find that home attendances for convicted teams fell by around 16%, relative to those clubs not subject to punishment.We show further that the fall in attendances resulted in non-trivial gate revenue reductions. Our results suggest that a sizeable number of fans of the punished clubs were subsequently deterred from supporting their teams inside the stadium.

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Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
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06 Feb 2015 17:11
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