Tourism Economics

Tourism and Culture Management
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP

- Sérgio Paulo Leal Nunes

Basic knowledge of mathematical and statistical tools is advisable.

Students should be able to:a) understand basic relevant economic concepts, theories, models and policies b) Develop skills to identify, analyse and solve tourism-related economic problems.

1. Introduction;
2. Supply, demand and balance;
3. Elasticity;
4. Tourism economics: some basic concepts;
5. Tourist motivations and demand;
6. Tourist motivations and supply;
7. Tourism impacts.

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment includes the following components:
1)Mark obtained in the test (50%-100% of the total grade);
2) Presentation and discussion of practical assignments carried out on an individual basis or as part of a group (0%-50% of total grade(.

- Frank, R. e Bernanke, B. (2003). Princípios de Economia. (Vol. --). (pp. -----). Lisboa: McGraw-Hill
- Samuelson, P. e Nordhaus, W. (2005). Economia. (Vol. --). (pp. -----). Lisboa: McGraw-Hill
- Cunha, L. (2013). Economia e Política do Turismo. (Vol. --). (pp. -----). Liboa: Lidel
- Matias, A. (2007). Economia do Turismo. (Vol. --). (pp. -----). Lisboa: Instituto Piaget

Method of interaction
Practical classes;
Individual and group work;
Reflection and debate on contemporary isses with interest to tourism.

Software used in class