|（1.Business Administration Post-Doctoral Research Center，Shandong University，Jinan 250100，China；2.School of Physical Education，Shandong University，Jinan 250061，China；3. Department of Physical Education，Changji Institute，Changji 831100，China）
Abstract: Based on relevant time sequence data, and by applying such dynamic econometric methods as co-integration test, error correction model and Granger causality test, the authors conducted an empirical analysis on the relationship between sport development and economic growth in China, and found that there is a long term sta-ble equilibrium relationship between sport development and economic growth, which interact as causes and effects and boost each other. Vigorously developing sport undertakings, especially the sport industry, will play an important role in the sustainable growth of national economy in China.
Key words: sport economics；sport development；economic growth；co-integration test；error correction model；Granger causality test