Dynamic implications of tourism and environmental quality

Ouattara, Bazoumana; Pérez-Barahona, Agustín; Strobl, Eric Albert (2019). Dynamic implications of tourism and environmental quality. Journal of public economic theory, 21(2), pp. 241-264. Wiley 10.1111/jpet.12330

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Many studies draw attention to the rising number of tourists seeking destinations in environmental hotspots. However, it is also recognized that tourism activities significantly deteriorate the environment. Our paper investigates the dynamic interaction between tourism and environmental quality, focusing on its effect on the development of tourism‐driven economies. We use a theoretical model to study the dynamic implications of this interaction. In this respect, we point out the role played by environmental maintenance activities and ecotourism. Ecotourism allows the economy to improve welfare in the long‐term, but we identify a social cost regarding current generations’ welfare. Finally, the existence of imbalance effects between tourism infrastructures and environmental quality provides new insights into the transitional dynamics of tourism destinations.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics

UniBE Contributor:

Strobl, Eric Albert

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

1467-9779

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Dino Collalti

Date Deposited:

25 Jun 2019 09:02

Last Modified:

12 Nov 2019 15:48

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/jpet.12330

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.127584

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/127584

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