The Economics of Tourism Destinations

  • Guido Candela
  • Paolo Figini

Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Economics of Tourism, Economics of Destinations, Tourism Studies and Other Related Issues

  3. Introduction to the Economics of Tourism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Guido Candela, Paolo Figini
      Pages 17-44
    3. Guido Candela, Paolo Figini
      Pages 45-72
    4. Guido Candela, Paolo Figini
      Pages 73-130
  4. The Microeconomics of Tourism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Guido Candela, Paolo Figini
      Pages 133-161
    3. Guido Candela, Paolo Figini
      Pages 163-205
    4. Guido Candela, Paolo Figini
      Pages 207-242
    5. Guido Candela, Paolo Figini
      Pages 311-354
    6. Guido Candela, Paolo Figini
      Pages 355-398
  5. The Macroeconomics of Tourism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 425-425
    2. Guido Candela, Paolo Figini
      Pages 427-466
    3. Guido Candela, Paolo Figini
      Pages 467-510
    4. Guido Candela, Paolo Figini
      Pages 511-547
    5. Guido Candela, Paolo Figini
      Pages 549-585

About this book

Introduction

The book aims at providing an overview of the main economic issues related to tourism activities. While tourism is an important sector, contributing to more than 10% of the European Union’s GDP, research and teaching at the university level has only recently grown to a considerable level, and the field still lacks a firm research methodology. This book approaches tourism economics as an applied field of study in which tourism markets are represented as imperfect markets, with asymmetric and incomplete information among agents, bounded rationality, and with a strong presence of externalities and public goods. The economic issues studied in the book are approached both intuitively, largely using examples and case studies, and formally, with mathematical formalizations in text boxes.

Keywords

Sustainable Tourism Tourism Tourism Destinations Tourism Sector

Authors and affiliations

  • Guido Candela
    • 1
  • Paolo Figini
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of EconomicsUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2., Department of EconomicsUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20874-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-20873-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-20874-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4333
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4341
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