Last updated: August 4, 2016
In light of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, we update our review of studies relating to earlier games and their local and national economic impacts.
Last updated: September 10, 2015
2015 research brief exploring anti-Olympics activism in its many forms and its affects on host cities by Jules Boykoff, Pacific University, Oregon and the Scholars Strategy Network.
Last updated: February 18, 2015
2015 study from Stetson University published in Journal of Communications that explores violence in movies and video games and rates of societal violence over the same period.
Last updated: February 4, 2014
2012 study from Dartmouth College published in Psychological Science on sexual content in movies and adolescent sexual behavior.
Last updated: March 21, 2013
2012 study on college player performance in the NCAA tournament and relationship with NBA success.
Last updated: January 10, 2013
2012 study in the Journal of Media Economics on evidence that Hollywood’s production of films is increasingly catering to foreign audiences.
Last updated: November 21, 2012
2012 study in the journal Pediatrics on the amount of background television that infants and young children are exposed to as well as related demographic factors.
Last updated: May 15, 2012
2011 study from the University of San Francisco in the Journal of Sports Economics on the effects of lowever-level baseball teams on community per-capita incomes.
Last updated: May 16, 2011
2011 study in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts on pop music lyrical trends and wider psychological changes.
Last updated: May 9, 2011
2010 study in Journal of Neurotrauma on effects of head impacts for a high school football team during one season.