Simulating the Impact on the Local Economy of Alternative Management Scenarios for Natural Areas

46 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2005  

Stefania Lovo

University of Verona - Department of Economics

Paola De Agostini

University of Verona - Department of Economics

Francesco Pecci

University of Verona - Department of Economics

Federico Perali

University of Verona - Department of Economics

Michele Baggio

ETH Zürich - Institute vor Environmental Decisions (IED); PEPE - Professorship of Environmental Policy and Economics

Date Written: November 2005

Abstract

This working paper estimates the impact on the local economy of the High Garda Natural Park of alternative management scenarios for the West Garda Regional Forest. The local economy is specialized in tourist services and strongly linked to the tourist presence and their level of expenditure. We wish to investigate the effects of the participative management strategy, which takes into account users preferences and the non-participative strategy, using the SAM multiplier analysis. The local SAM has been constructed considering three sectors: agriculture, tourism and a third aggregate sector including all the other activities. The resident population has been divided into two categories: residents employed in the tourist sector and the remaining resident population. The SAM analysis shows that the accounting representation of the local economy is meaningful and that the participative program, if chosen by the central regional management, would be the most desirable program also at the local level.

Keywords: Tourism, SAM, Multiplier analysis

JEL Classification: C63, C67

Suggested Citation

Lovo, Stefania and De Agostini, Paola and Pecci, Francesco and Perali, Federico and Baggio, Michele, Simulating the Impact on the Local Economy of Alternative Management Scenarios for Natural Areas (November 2005). FEEM Working Paper No. 139.05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=855967 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.855967

Stefania Lovo (Contact Author)

University of Verona - Department of Economics ( email )

via dell'Artigliere, 19
I-37129 Verona
Italy

Paola De Agostini

University of Verona - Department of Economics ( email )

via dell'Artigliere, 19
I-37129 Verona
Italy

Francesco Pecci

University of Verona - Department of Economics ( email )

via dell'Artigliere, 19
I-37129 Verona
Italy

Federico Perali

University of Verona - Department of Economics ( email )

via dell'Artigliere, 19
I-37129 Verona
Italy

Michele Baggio

ETH Zürich - Institute vor Environmental Decisions (IED) ( email )

Weinbergstrasse 35
Zurich, 8092
Switzerland

PEPE - Professorship of Environmental Policy and Economics ( email )

Universitaetsstrasse 22
CHN K75.1
Zurich, 8092
Switzerland
+41 44 632 32 25 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.pepe.ethz.ch/people/mbaggio

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