2018-2019 Colloquium Series

The Tourism Studies Working Group is pleased to announce
Methods and Findings

Jaume Rossello-Nadal
Professor of Economics
Universitat de les Illes Balears, Majorca (Spain)

Friday, August 23, 5:00pm
Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall
University of California, Berkeley

During last years, different empirical studies have made evaluations of the effects of climate change on tourism based on different methodologies and perspectives. The aim of this presentation is to assess the most popular methods used in the literature to show how the effects of climate change can first be assessed through changes in physical conditions essential to tourism (like snow cover); secondly, by using climate indexes to measure the attractiveness of tourist destinations; and, thirdly, by modelling tourism demand with the inclusion of climate determinants. Results suggest that although some methodologies are in the early stages of development, different approaches result in a similar map of those areas mainly affected by the global warming problem.

Speaker Bio:
Jaume Rossello-Nadal is Full Professor at the Department of Applied Economics at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain). He got his PhD in Economics and Business at the same University in 2001 on tourism demand modelling and forecasting. He teaches microeconomics, tourism demand modelling and tourism economics at graduate and master levels. He has published over 25 research papers in international journals and books, monographs and collective volumes. He is currently Vice-dean of Economics in the Faculty of Business and Economics and he is currently involved in different research projects related to climate change and tourism. In 2009 he was awarded 'Emerging Scholarship' from the International Academy for the Study of Tourism.

See more information at: http://www.uib.cat/depart/deaweb/webpersonal/jaumerossello/

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