Estimating tourism impacts using cge models: A historical review and future developments

Stephen Albert Pratt

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The economic impacts of tourism have been estimated and evaluated via a range of different methodologies by researchers and policymakers for many decades. This chapter discusses research found in the tourism literature that has been undertaken using Computable General Equilibrium modelling. Initially, generic tourism booms and busts were modelled with this methodology before other areas of interest such as tourism and trade; tourism and taxation and disasters, (both man-made and natural) and their impacts on tourism were modelled. The economic impact of special events such as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics are another branch of research that has received significant attention by tourism economists implementing CGE models. After an evaluation of the main contributions in this area, this review highlights future directions of tourism and inter-industry modelling (such as the integration of environmental and energy accounts) with conventional tourism economic impacts to explore sustainable tourism economic impacts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Tourism Economics
Subtitle of host publicationAnalysis, New Applications and Case Studies
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9789814327084
ISBN (Print)9789814327077
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Computable general equilibrium models
  • Economic impacts
  • Environmental and energy accounts
  • Input–output analysis
  • Inter–industry modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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