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Modeling economic growth with tourism for small open economies

Stauvermann, P.J. and Kumar, Ronald R. (2017) Modeling economic growth with tourism for small open economies. Metroeconomica: International Review of Economics, NA . pp. 1-18. ISSN 0026-1386

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The purpose of the paper is to develop an economic growth model and analyze the impact of changes in tourists’ income on the growth of tourism dependent small open economies. We use a general theoretical construct to answer the question of how the price elasticity of tourism demand, income elasticity of tourism demand, and the concentration in the service sector influence the economic development of small economies. One of the main results is that the policy planners in small open economies may consider specific policies to influence the strength of market competition. An ensuing effect of such policies is that the labor incomes will increase. The approach provides a microeconomic foundation for macroeconomic modeling which can be used for applied research, and the model can be easily extended to examine other dimensions of economic development.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Ronald Kumar
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 22:22
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017 22:22

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