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Domestic Tourism and Regional Inequality in Brazil


  • Eduardo A. Haddad
  • Alexandre A. Porsse, Wilson Rabahy


This paper analyses the consumption patterns of tourists coming from different domestic origins and choosing other domestic destinations in Brazil, in terms of expenditure level and composition. We also look at different alternatives of financing tourist expenditures and their implications for the net multipliers in an integrated framework. We use survey data for domestic tourism in Brazil to consolidate an interregional matrix of expenditures by tourists. We then use an interregional input-output system for Brazil to compute the tourism multipliers effects based on alternative hypotheses for the sources of financing of expenditures by tourists. The results are analyzed and their implications for regional inequality in the country are discussed.

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  • Eduardo A. Haddad & Alexandre A. Porsse, Wilson Rabahy, 2011. "Domestic Tourism and Regional Inequality in Brazil," Working Papers, Department of Economics 2011_07, University of São Paulo (FEA-USP).
  • Handle: RePEc:spa:wpaper:2011wpecon07

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    Regional impact analysis of tourism; interregional input-output model; Tourism expenditure multipliers; domestic tourism; regional inequality Brazil;
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    JEL classification:

    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes


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