Affordable Access

Tourism and Welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Theoretical Analysis.



Using the standard theoretical model of trade, we study the welfare effects of tourism for developing countries with particular reference to Sub-Saharan Africa. We show that tourism can reduce welfare for trade regimes dominated by export taxes or import subsidies. In addition, we argue that tourist immiserisation is possible for Sub-Saharan Africa. Finally, we show that direct foreign investment in tourism, is for the most part, beneficial. Copyright 1999 by Oxford University Press.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.