The report also includes some non-financial trivia regarding the history of the World Cup. Link to PDF below (h/t to friend and reader Tara):
The World Cup and Economics 2010
- Soccer juggernaut Brazil also leads the pack in Goldman Sachs' Growth Environment Scores (GES) for sustainable growth and productivity.
- There is a small but significantly positive correlation between GNP and World Cup success.
- Goldman Sachs (like everyone else) favors Brazil to win it all, followed by Spain and Germany. The US ranks 9th in championship probability.
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