Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Will the Olympics boost Beijing's economy?

You can get an idea by asking whether the Olympics boosted Sydney's economy.

At Odd Numbers, Zubin Jelveh presents a persuasive answer.

Try his "spot the boost" test for yourself.

No cheating.

What was the name of that consulting firm that produced the impressive-looking study arguing that it would boost Sydney's economy?

Oh yes, KPMG.

The NSW Treasury predicted an even greater boost!

See also: Sunday dollars+sense: This'll be worth millions!