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What Tourism Economists Do. Their Contribution to Understanding Tourism/Qué hacen los economistas del turismo. Su contribución a la comprensión del Turismo



    () (Kemmy Business School, UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK, IRELAND.)


The journal Tourism Economics was established in 1995. This article is a statistical report on the topics examined by tourism economists from the inception of the journal until now. The tables and the accompanying text are meant as a guide to research and not an overview of tourism economics as a subject, for which there are several textbooks available. To maintain a sense of objectivity, only articles that were awarded ‘best paper’ recognition are cited, so in the main the discussion focuses on the popularity of research themes and areas where further investigation would appear worthwhile. It is noted that in many cases a major obstacle has been the availability of data to progress the applied nature of the discipline. La revista Tourism Economics se fundó en 1995. Este artículo es un informe estadístico sobre los temas tratados en la revista desde sus comienzos hasta la actualidad por los economistas del turismo. El texto y las tablas que se presentan se han concebido a modo de guía para la investigación y no como un repaso sobre la economía del turismo como tema para lo que pueden encontrarse varios libros de texto disponibles. Para mantener un sentido de objetividad, sólo se han citado los artículos que han sido distinguidos con la mención de “best paper” en la revista así que la discusión se centra principalmente en la popularidad de los temas de investigación y las áreas donde aparecerán probablemente las próximas investigaciones alrededor del mundo. Es remarcable ver que para avanzar en la naturaleza aplicada de la disciplina, el mayor obstáculo ha sido en muchos casos, la falta de disponibilidad de datos.

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  • Wanhill, Stephen, 2011. "What Tourism Economists Do. Their Contribution to Understanding Tourism/Qué hacen los economistas del turismo. Su contribución a la comprensión del Turismo," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 29, pages 679-692, Diciembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:29_3_1

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    1. Victor Ginsburgh & Michiel Keyzer, 2002. "The Structure of Applied General Equilibrium Models," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262571579, July.
    2. Kelvin J. Lancaster, 1966. "A New Approach to Consumer Theory," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 74, pages 132-132.
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    Turismo; economía; temas de investigación ; Tourism; Economics; Research; Topics.;

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    • L80 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - General
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General


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