nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2009‒10‒17
four papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
University of Bologna

  1. The Place of Nature in Economic Development By Partha Dasgupta
  2. Measuring the Social Recreation Per-Day Net Benefit of Wildlife Amenities of a National Park: A Count-Data Travel Cost Approach By Isabel Mendes; Isabel Proença
  3. Environmental options and technological innovation: an evolutionary game model By Angelo Antocii; Simone Borghesi; Marcello Galeotti
  4. Valutazione economica della biodiversità marina e costiera nel Nord Adriatico: situazione socio-economica dell’area considerata e trasferimento del beneficio By Marin, Giovanni

  1. By: Partha Dasgupta
    Abstract: Review of the most salient issues in ecological economics when the subject is applied to the field of economic development. The aim here has not been to be scholastic but to examine the lives of the world's poor so as to unearth the role of natural capital there. An account here of the processes that characterise human-nature interactions reads differently from the accounts in recent surveys of both development economics and environmental and resource economics are given. [SANDEE]
    Keywords: rural institutions, pollute, ecological economics, economic development, natural capital, human, nature, development econmics, environmental, resource, poor,
    Date: 2009
  2. By: Isabel Mendes; Isabel Proença
    Abstract: We applied count-data travel cost methods to a truncated sample of visitors, to estimate the average CS per each day of visit of an individual, visiting the Peneda-Gerês National Park to enjoy their natural facilities for recreation purposes. As the recreation demand was measured in number of days of stay in the park the behaviour of the dependent variable is very specific. To overcome this situation, we propose the use of altered truncated count data models or truncated count data models on grouped data because we found they were better adjusted to our data set. The average individual CS per day is estimated to be €194 varying between €116 and €448, with Simulated Limits. This information is useful in the formulation of government policy relating directly to national parks and conservation and the determination of future natural park management. To our knowledge this is the first attempt to measure the average recreation net benefits per each day of stay supported by a national park, by using truncated altered and truncated grouped count data Travel Cost Model based on the observation of individual (not household) number of days of stay.
    Keywords: Social Recreation Benefits; Wildlife Amenities; Count Data Models; Travel Cost.
    JEL: C3 D1 D4 Q2
    Date: 2009–10
  3. By: Angelo Antocii (Universita' degli Studi di Sassari); Simone Borghesi (Universita' degli Studi di Siena); Marcello Galeotti (Dipartimento di Matematica per le Decisioni, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze)
    Abstract: This paper analyzes the effects on economic agents’ behaviour of an innovative environmental protection mechanism that the Public Administration of a tourist region may adopt to attract visitors while protecting the environment. On the one hand, the Public Administration sells to the tourists an environmental call option that gives them the possibility of being (partially or totally) reimbursed if the environmental quality in the region turns out to be unsatisfactory (i.e. below a given threshold level). On the other hand, it offers the firms that adopt an innovative, non-polluting technology an environmental put option that allows them to get a reimbursement for the additional costs imposed by the new technology if the environmental quality is sufficiently good (i.e. above the threshold level).The aim of the paper is to study the dynamics that arises with this financial mechanism from the interaction between the economic agents and the Public Administration in an evolutionary game context.
    Keywords: environmental bonds, call and put options, technological innovation, evolutionary dynamics
    JEL: C73 H23 Q55
    Date: 2009–10
  4. By: Marin, Giovanni
    Abstract: This report assess the monetary valuation of non-use values of marine and coastal biodiversity in North Adriatic Sea by using the technique of the benefit transfer. In addition to non-use values, it is possible to infer to use values through the analysis of economic activities and phenomena linked to marine and coastal biodiversity.
    Keywords: Biodiversity; benefit transfer
    JEL: Q51 Q57
    Date: 2009–07

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