Economic Impact of Tourism and Globalisation in Indonesia

This source preferred by Adam Blake

Authors: Sugiyarto, G., Blake, A. and Sinclair, M.T.

Publisher: Tourism and Travel Research Institute

Place of Publication: University of Nottingham

The issue of whether globalisation is beneficial remains controversial.

Knowledge about its effects is only partial, as globalisation policies are often examined without consideration of their interactions with key sectors of the economy, notably tourism. This paper uses a computable general equilibrium model of the Indonesian economy to examine the effects of globalisation via tariff reductions, as a stand-alone policy and in conjunction with tourism growth. The results show that tourism growth amplifies the positive effects of globalisation and lessens its adverse effects. Production increases and welfare improves, while adverse effects on government deficits and the trade balance are reduced.

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