World Heritage Listing of Australian Natural Sites: Effects on Tourism, Economic Value and Conservation

Tisdell, Clem (2010). World Heritage Listing of Australian Natural Sites: Effects on Tourism, Economic Value and Conservation. Working Papers on Economics, Ecology and Environment 172, School of Economics, University of Queensland.

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
WP172.pdf WP172 application/pdf 226.44KB 136
Author Tisdell, Clem
Title World Heritage Listing of Australian Natural Sites: Effects on Tourism, Economic Value and Conservation
School, Department or Centre School of Economics
Institution University of Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Series Working Papers on Economics, Ecology and Environment
Report Number 172
Publication date 2010-09-01
Subject 1402 Applied Economics
1506 Tourism
2102 Curatorial and Related Studies
Abstract/Summary This article is primarily concerned with the economic consequences of World Heritage listing for the valuation of natural properties and the economic impacts of this listing. Australian data is used to throw light on this subject. Conceptual problems that arise in valuation are explored and several neglected limitations of the travel cost method for estimating the demand for visits to natural sites are mentioned. The importance of economic impact analysis in this context (especially its political ramifications) is given attention. The use of World Heritage listing for political purposes is discussed. It is argued that World Heritage listing favours the long-term conservation of natural properties.
Keyword Conservation of natural areas
Economic impact analysis
Economic Valuation
Tourism
Travel cost method
World Heritage list

Document type: Working Paper
Collection: Working Papers (School of Economics)
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Thu, 14 Oct 2010, 16:14:13 EST by Mrs Jennifer Creese on behalf of Social Sciences and Humanities Library Service