Regional Input-Output Analysis of A Mega-Event: Possible Impact of EXPO on Izmir Economy


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AYDOĞUŞ O. , DEĞER Ç. , TUNALI ÇALIŞKAN E. , GÜREL G.

Anadolu Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, vol.15, no.2, pp.75-84, 2015 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.18037/ausbd.62788
  • Title of Journal : Anadolu Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-84

Abstract

Izmir has lost the bid for EXPO 2020. Izmir’s expectations were high, but to the best information of the authors, these expectations were never systematically quantified. This article quantifies the expected expenditures related to a mega event in Izmir due to i) additional hotel constructions, and, ii) arrival of foreign visitors. Then, the effects of these additional expenditures on regional economy are examined through a closed regional I-O model, where closure is due to endogenized consumption expenditures. The calculations are based on a regional I-O table of İzmir, available from İzmir Regional Development Agency IZKA. It is observed that constructions related to a mega event re-quire considerable recycling imports, due to scrap metal dependency of metal production.