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Pollution adverse tourists and growth

Cerina, Fabio - Giannoni, Sauveur (2008) Pollution adverse tourists and growth. Working Paper. CRENoS, Cagliari.

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Abstract

We build a growth model in which tourism development generates pollution while tourists are pollution adverse. We establish that long run positive growth exists only for a particular value of tourists pollution adversion. Furthermore, we show that an intensive use of facilities is associated with a lower growth rate for destinations specialized in green tourism. We also see that if the destination can choose the degree of use of facilities, tourism will generate positive growth only if tourists are not too much pollution adverse. In this case the growth rate of the economy will be a negative function of tourists�adversion to pollution so that the "greener" the kind of tourism the destination address to, the slower its growth.

Item Type:Technical Report / Working Paper / Project Report (Working Paper)
Publisher:CRENoS
Date:2008
Institution:Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari
Divisions:Centri > CRENoS Centro Ricerche Economiche Nord Sud
Subjects:Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/06 Economia applicata
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pollution, Growth, Tourism Specialization, Use of Facilities
ID Code:403
Deposited On:03 Nov 2009 15:29

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