nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2011‒08‒29
three papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
University of Bologna

  1. Domestic tourism and regional inequality in Brazil By Haddad, Eduardo A.; Porsse, Alexandre A.; Rabahy, Wilson
  2. The macroeconomic impact of the Rugby World Cup By Adam Richardson
  3. Municipal solid waste management in small towns : an economic analysis conducted in Yunnan, China By Wang , Hua; He, Jie; Kim, Yoonhee; Kamata, Takuya

  1. By: Haddad, Eduardo A.; Porsse, Alexandre A.; Rabahy, Wilson
    Abstract: This paper analyzes the consumption patterns of tourists coming from different domestic origins and choosing other domestic destinations in Brazil, in terms of expenditure level and composition. We also look at the different alternatives of financing tourist expenditures and their implications for the net multipliers in an integrated framework. We use survey data for domestic tourism in Brazil to consolidate an interregional matrix of expenditures by tourists and then use an interregional input-output system for Brazil to compute the tourism multiplier effects based on alternative hypotheses for the sources of financing of expenditures by tourists. The results are analyzed, and their implications for regional inequality in the country are discussed.
    Keywords: regional impact analysis of tourism; interregional input-output model; tourist expenditure multipliers; domestic tourism; regional inequality; Brazil
    JEL: R13 R15 R12 L83
    Date: 2011
  2. By: Adam Richardson (Reserve Bank of New Zealand)
    Abstract: Rugby World Cup 2011 kicks off in September 2011. The tournament will be a significant event for New Zealand. The Reserve Bank's main interest is in how the tournament affects domestic economic activity, capacity pressures and New Zealand' national accounts. This article aims to outline the Reserve Bank's current estimates of these impacts and to identify where some of the key uncertainties lie.
    Date: 2011–08
  3. By: Wang , Hua; He, Jie; Kim, Yoonhee; Kamata, Takuya
    Abstract: Municipal solid waste management continues to be a major challenge for local governments in both urban and rural areas across the world, and one of the key issues is their financial constraints. Recently an economic analysis was conducted in Eryuan, a poor county located in Yunnan Province of China, where willingness to pay for an improved solid waste collection and treatment service was estimated and compared with the project cost. This study finds that the mean willingness to pay is about 1 percent of household income and the total willingness to pay can basically cover the total cost of the project. The analysis also shows that the poorest households in Eryuan are not only willing to pay more than the rich households in terms of income percentage in general, but also are willing to pay no less than the rich in absolute terms where no solid waste services are available; the poorest households have stronger demand for public solid waste management services while the rich have the capability to take private measures when public services are not available.
    Keywords: Urban Solid Waste Management,Environmental Economics&Policies,Waste Disposal&Utilization,Energy and Environment,Environment and Energy Efficiency
    Date: 2011–08–01

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