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TOURISM ECONOMICS

CODE 65273
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 9912 SCIENZE DEL TURISMO: IMPRESA, CULTURA E TERRITORIO(L-15) - IMPERIA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/02
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • IMPERIA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course aims to provide analytical tools required to understand and critically examine the economic reasons guiding the actions of consumers, enterprises and public operators in the tourism sector.

    Some basic aspects of microeconomics and macroeconomics will be considered, as well as problems concerning the identification of the components of tourism in the context of national accounts. 

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The main aim of the course is to provide students with a good knowledge of the models and theories of the economics and policy of tourism

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Knowledge and understanding - Students must acquire adequate knowledge of the peculiarities of the tourism phenomenon, in order to critically understand the economic and political-economic mechanisms that determine the structure and evolution of the sector.
    • Ability to apply knowledge and understanding - Students must learn to apply the acquired knowledge and understand problems related to the organizational and strategic choices in the tourism sector.
    • Judgment Autonomy - Students must be able to use both conceptual and operational skills acquired with autonomy of judgment and skills in different contexts of application.
    • Communication Skills - Students must acquire the technical language ad terminology of the discipline to communicate clearly and unambiguously to specialists and non-specialists.
    • Learning Abilities - Students must develop adequate learning skills that will allow them to elaborate autonomously the key issues of the discipline, especially in the working contexts where they will operate.

    PREREQUISITES

    At the beginning of this course, students are supposed to have the command on some basic principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics (such as consumer and firm theory, macroeconomic equilibrium, among others).

    TEACHING METHODS

    Students can make use of the support materials made available on Aulaweb.

    If the protracted health emergency does not allow to carry out teaching activities in presence, mixed and/or online teaching methods will be adopted. More information will be provided on Aulaweb.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Microeconomics and macroeconomics introduction.

    Part I – Introduction to the economics of tourism

    Definitions and key contents

    Object of study

    The tourism sector.  Some statistical data.

    Tourism in national accounting, tourism satellite account

     

    Part II – The microeconomics of tourism

    The choice of the tourist as a consumer.

    Production in tourism. Seasonality in tourism

    The tourism markets

     

    Part III – The macroeconomics of tourism

    The tourism expenditure multiplier

    The crowding-out effect of tourism

     

    Part IV – International tourism

    Monetary aspect and competitiveness

     

    Part V – The state intervention and the public organization of tourism 

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    - Guido Candela, Paolo Figini,  Economia del Turismo e delle Destinazioni, McGraw-Hill, Milano,2^ed., 2010.

    Will be indicated later parts of the text to be studied.                           

    - Course materials provided by the teacher (Aulaweb)

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    CHIARA PICCARDO (President)

    GABRIELE CARDULLO

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    I semester-3rd October 2022

    Class schedule

    TOURISM ECONOMICS

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written examination

    Additional operational indications will be provided through Aulaweb.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Written test with open or prefixed alternative answers.                                                          

    There will be an intermediate exam for attending students

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students who are not attending will take the exam in a single test scheduled in the regular exam sessions. The structure of the examination is the same for both attending and non-attending students.

    For further information please refer to the Aulaweb page.