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Limits to Growth: Tourism and Regional Labor Migration

Denise Konan ()
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Denise Konan: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Economics Department

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Timothy J. Halliday

No 201020, Working Papers from University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics

Abstract: The paper provides a methodology for considering the carrying capacity and limits to growth of a labor-constrained mature tourism destination. A computable general equilibrium model is used to examine the impacts of visitor expenditure growth and labor migration on Hawai‘i’s economy. Impacts on regional income, welfare, prices, sector-level output, and gross state product are considered under alternative migration scenarios. Labor market constraints impose limits to growth in real visitor expenditures. Labor market growth with constrained visitor demand generates falling per capita household welfare.

Keywords: Computable general equilibrium model; tourism; migration; Hawaii (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D58 L83 O15 R13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages
Date: 2010-06-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cmp, nep-geo, nep-mig and nep-tur
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