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World Cup Economics

The Big Idea for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What are your World Cup predictions? Rooting for your favorite team means rooting for which country gets an economic boost.

Big Think's resident economist Daniel Altman explains that the glory showered on the winning national team trickles down to the economy. If any country could use that star power and investor confidence, it's the host country, Brazil. "If Brazil were to win it might add confidence, add consumer confidence that could really get this economy going," Altman explains. 

Today's big idea takes a look at the economics of World Cup 2014. Olé, Olé, Olé!



  1. 1 Can Brazil Pull a Hat Trick?
    Big Think Editors Think Tank
  2. 2 Behold the Jabulani
    Robert Montenegro IdeaFeed
  3. 3 Blood on the Pitch
    Orion Jones IdeaFeed
  4. 4 Tech Stars Brazil
    Kecia Lynn IdeaFeed

World Cup Economics

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