nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2013‒11‒22
two papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Universita' di Bologna

  1. Economic and Statistical Analysis of Tourism in Uganda By World Bank Group
  2. The Demand for Cultural Activities: a Time-Use Approach By Nisticò, Sergio

  1. By: World Bank Group
    Keywords: Accommodation and Tourism Industry Economic Theory and Research Environment - Tourism and Ecotourism Transport Economics Policy and Planning Urban Development - City Development Strategies Industry Macroeconomics and Economic Growth Transport
    Date: 2013–07
  2. By: Nisticò, Sergio
    Abstract: The aim of this paper is to cast the problem of the alternative between skilled, time-intensive and unskilled activities within an analytical framework wherein the individuals' choice problem is addressed in terms of alternative time-consuming activities rather than alternative bundles of goods and services. In particular, each activity is interpreted as a sort of productive process allowing pleasant time to be produced by consuming 'direct' unpleasant time plus the 'indirect' amount of unpleasant time equivalent to the market goods used up as inputs. The paper suggests that individuals might refrain from engaging in skilled, time-consuming activities because of the attractiveness of a certain, higher present-period rate of return of unskilled activities as opposed to the uncertainty of a possibly higher future-period rate of return obtainable through engagement in (more roundabout) skilled activities.
    Keywords: Culture; Time Use; Choice theory
    JEL: D0 D01 D11
    Date: 2013–10–19

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