nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2010‒05‒08
four papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
University of Bologna

  1. World Heritage List: Does It Make Sense? By Bruno S. Frey; Lasse Steiner
  2. Tourism and the issue of regulation of tourism with functional legislation in countries of transition - emphasizing specially Kosovo - By Krasniqi, Armand
  3. Economics of the Super Bowl By Victor Matheson
  4. Pay as You Go: A New Proposal for Museum Pricing By Bruno S. Frey; Lasse Steiner

  1. By: Bruno S. Frey; Lasse Steiner
    Abstract: The UNESCO World Heritage List contains the 900 most treasured Sites of humanity’s culture and landscapes. The World Heritage List is beneficial where heritage sites are undetected, disregarded by national decision-makers, not commercially exploitable, and where national financial resources, political control and technical knowledge for conservation are inadequate. Alternatives such as the market and reliance on national conservation list are more beneficial where the cultural and natural sites are already popular, markets work well, and where inclusion in the List does not raise the destruction potential by excessive tourism, and in times of war or by terrorists.
    Keywords: Global public good; World Heritage; Cultural Certificates; Monuments; UNESCO
    JEL: Z11 D6 F5 H87
    Date: 2010–04
  2. By: Krasniqi, Armand
    Abstract: In this work it is presented the issue of legal regulation of tourism in countries of transition emphasizing specially Kosovo. From this work you can see that tourism and hotels are important economic activities which not always are being treated with appropriate importance within the frame of social and economic development of life. Apart from the development of “massive tourism” and benefits gained by certain countries from these activities, in some countries of South-East Europe are presented serious problems especially in issuance of legislation. This lack of tourism development is a serious gap of development and attraction of foreign investments in Kosovo. Kosovo is a specific case of a transitional society because of many political problems which have generated negative impact with in the frame of economic and legal development. After the end of the last war the gap of overall economic and tourism development was influenced by many subjective and objective factors. This work not only identifies these problems but at the same time offers some measures of urgent matter in order to eliminate them and provide a balanced and qualified development.
    Keywords: Tourism tourism legislation trade usages legal contracting relations in the tourism field the contracting right
    JEL: K0 Q5 L83
    Date: 2010–03
  3. By: Victor Matheson
    Abstract: The Super Bowl is America’s premier sporting event. This paper details basic economic facts about the game as examines the controversy surrounding the purported economic impact of the game on host communities. While the league and sports boosters claim that the game brings up to a $500 million economic impact to host cities, a review of the literature suggests that the true economic impact is a fraction of this amount.
    Keywords: sports, stadiums, Super Bowl, impact analysis, football
    JEL: L83
    Date: 2009–12
  4. By: Bruno S. Frey; Lasse Steiner
    Abstract: Museums have many different goals beyond efficiency such as social equity, financial revenue, attracting donors and gaining international, regional or local prestige. Various pricing schemes are being discussed with the aim of reaching these goals. The classical ones are entry prices and free entry. The museum club solution or exit donations allow for various additional goals. Each scheme has clear advantages and disadvantages. We propose an innovative pricing instrument: Exit prices, which are charged according to the time spent in a museum. This scheme has a number of notable advantages, in particular the better choice available to the visitors, which increases their satisfaction.
    Keywords: Prices, museums; culture; donations; homo oeconomicus
    JEL: Z11 L30 H40 R32 L21
    Date: 2010–04

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