|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SECS-P/02|
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.
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
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).
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.
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
- 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)
Office hours: Please contact the lecturer by e-mail. Additional operational indications will be provided through Aulaweb.
CHIARA PICCARDO (President)
I semester-3rd October 2022
Additional operational indications will be provided through Aulaweb.
Written test with open or prefixed alternative answers.
There will be an intermediate exam for attending students
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.