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Tourism and Welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Theoretical Analysis

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  • Chen, Lein Lein
  • Devereux, John
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    Using the standard theoretical model of trade, we study the welfare effects of tourism for developing countries with particular reference to Sub-Saharan Africa. We show that tourism can reduce welfare for trade regimes dominated by export taxes or import subsidies. In addition, we argue that tourist immiserisation is possible for Sub-Saharan Africa. Finally, we show that direct foreign investment in tourism, is for the most part, beneficial. Copyright 1999 by Oxford University Press.

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    Article provided by Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) in its journal Journal of African Economies.

    Volume (Year): 8 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 2 (July)
    Pages: 209-27

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:jafrec:v:8:y:1999:i:2:p:209-27

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    Cited by:
    1. Bichaka Fayissa & Christian Nsiah & Badassa Tadasse, 2007. "The Impact of Tourism on Economic Growth and Development in Africa," Working Papers 200716, Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Economics and Finance.
    2. Iza Lej√°rraga & Peter Walkenhorst, 2013. "Economic Policy, Tourism Trade and Productive Diversification," Working Papers 2013-07, CEPII research center.
    3. Bouzahzah, Mohamed & El Menyari, Younesse, 2013. "The relationship between international tourism and economic growth: the case of Morocco and Tunisia," MPRA Paper 44102, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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