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Whether you love the 'race that stops the nation' or you couldn't care less, there is no doubting the impact of the Melbourne Cup on Australian culture. And it's not just the punters: a quick search using Summon shows how the race has touched a range of academic disciplines including media, business, tourism, economics, and history:
- How is a Melbourne Cup winner represented in the media? - Sara Booth
- Attendance and pricing at sporting events: Empirical results from Granger Causality tests for the Melbourne Cup - Paresh Kumar Narayan & Russell Smyth
- National Exuberance: A Note on the Melbourne Cup Effect in Australian Stock Returns - Andrew C Worthington
- The Melbourne Cup: Australian identity and secular pilgrimage - Carole M. Cusack & Justine Digance
Food for thought: How is the Melbourne Cup relevant to your area of study?