The Direct and Indirect Contributions of Tourism to Regional GDP: Hawaii
Eugene Tian (),
James Mak () and
PingSun Leung ()
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Eugene Tian: Research and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, State of Hawaii
James Mak: Research Fellow UHERO, and Professor Emeritus Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa
PingSun Leung: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa
No 2011-5, Working Papers from University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, University of Hawaii at Manoa
After two decades of development and refinement, the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) has been touted as the most comprehensive way to measure the economic contribution of tourism to a destination's gross domestic product. However, recent literature has pointed out that the TSA is deficient in that it does not yield the indirect contribution of tourism to GDP. This paper shows that the TSA cannot be used to estimate the indirect contribution unless the import content of tourism is zero. The indirect contribution can be estimated using input-output (I-O) multipliers. We illustrate using Hawaii as an example.
Keywords: tourism satellite account; I-O analysis; tourism GDP; Hawaii (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E01 L83 R15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
Date: 2011-07, Revised 2011-09
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