nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2008‒06‒13
three papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
University of Bologna

  1. Do College Football Games Pay for Themselves? The Impact of College Football Games on Local Sales Tax Revenue By Dennis Coates; Craig A. Depken, II
  2. The quantitative and qualitative aspect of the touristic demand in the Romanian mountain resorts By Meşter, Ioana
  3. London: a Cultural Audit By Freeman, Alan

  1. By: Dennis Coates (Department of Economics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County); Craig A. Depken, II (Belk College of Business, University of North Carolina - Charlotte)
    Abstract: This paper analyzes the net impacts of college football games on the sales tax revenues and taxable sales of four mid-sized cities in Texas. The paper addresses the question in the title, but also asks whether state policy makers might be justified in encouraging schools in their state to play one another based on the local economic impact those games will have. In general, our evidence suggests the answer to that question is no.
    Keywords: tourism, economic impacts, special events
    JEL: L83 H27
    Date: 2008–06
  2. By: Meşter, Ioana
    Abstract: Our paper’s aim is the quantitative and qualitative description of the touristic demand in the Romanian mountain resorts. In order to achieve our goal, we will quantify some important aspects regarding the touristic circulation and the economic results in these resorts and we will present the profile of the tourist that arrived in the mountain resorts.
    Keywords: touristic demand; survey; mountain resorts
    JEL: L83 C42
    Date: 2007–12–01
  3. By: Freeman, Alan
    Abstract: This report is a pre-final version of a report published by the Greater London Authority and the London Development Agency in March 2008. It benchmarks London’s cultural offer against four other world cities: Paris,  New York, Tokyo and Shanghai and is the first comprehensive such undertaking compiled according to international standards. The final printed version can be downloaded from The printed version includes full acknowledgement to the several contributors to research into this project, without whom it would not have been possible
    Keywords: cultural economics; creative industries; London; World Cities
    JEL: Z1 O18
    Date: 2008–03–19

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