nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2010‒10‒16
four papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
University of Bologna

  1. The Labor Market Effects of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics By Robert Baumann; Bryan Engelhardt; Victor Matheson
  2. Limits to Growth: Tourism and Regional Labor Migration By Denise Konan
  3. From small farming to rural, non?agricultural work in Romania: an evaluation on 3 measures of the rural development programme By Marie-Luce Ghib; Marielle Berriet-Solliec
  4. Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and City Livability: An Examination of Professional Sports and Crime Rates By Robert Baumann; Bryan Engelhardt; Victor Matheson; Taylor Ciavarra

  1. By: Robert Baumann (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross); Bryan Engelhardt (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross); Victor Matheson (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross)
    Keywords: Olympics, impact analysis, mega-event, tourism
    JEL: L83 O18 R53 J21
    Date: 2010–05
  2. By: Denise Konan (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Economics Department; Center for Sustainable Coastal Tourism; University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO))
    Abstract: The paper provides a methodology for considering the carrying capacity and limits to growth of a labor-constrained mature tourism destination. A computable general equilibrium model is used to examine the impacts of visitor expenditure growth and labor migration on Hawai‘i’s economy. Impacts on regional income, welfare, prices, sector-level output, and gross state product are considered under alternative migration scenarios. Labor market constraints impose limits to growth in real visitor expenditures. Labor market growth with constrained visitor demand generates falling per capita household welfare.
    Keywords: Computable general equilibrium model, tourism, migration, Hawaii
    Date: 2010–06–01
  3. By: Marie-Luce Ghib; Marielle Berriet-Solliec
    Abstract: Romanian rural areas contain the highest level of agricultural workers in the European Union, resulting in the challenge of stimulating non-agricultural employment. This paper uses the methodology of policy evaluation to analyse the influence of 3 measures the CAP. From an objectives tree to reveal the objectives of the programme to statistical analysis and field surveys, we analysed the pertinence, the coherence and the first results of those schemes. It was found that the targeted population was under estimated for one of the semi-subsistence schemes. Choosing activities (tourism and enterprise) which are open to all rural society leads to enhanced competition between beneficiaries. Due to the global context of economic crisis, co-financing can be met only by owners of strong capital, and the previous targeted population would then be only indirectly touched by the creation of jobs in rural areas.
    Keywords: Rural policies, Policy evaluation, small farms, Romania
    JEL: R58 O21 H72 C13
    Date: 2010–09–13
  4. By: Robert Baumann (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross); Bryan Engelhardt (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross); Victor Matheson; Taylor Ciavarra (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross)
    Abstract: We estimate the impact sporting events have on local crime rates using the technique developed in Arellano and Bond (2001). For events, we consider the presence of MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL franchises as well as whether a city held one of the respective championships, the Olympics, or World Cup matches. We find little to no evidence that sporting events are correlated with either property or violent crime.
    Keywords: Crime, Sports Economics, Economic Impact
    JEL: L83 O18 R53
    Date: 2009–11

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