Economic effects assessment approaches: US National Parks approach

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This chapter discusses the data and methods used by the US National Park Service to estimate the economic effects of National Park visitor spending to local and regional economies. Topics covered include a summary of economic effects analyses, required data for analysis (visitor count data, trip characteristics and spending patterns, and regional economic multipliers) and how these data are combined to estimate visitor spending and economic effects. The chapter includes an applied example for Yosemite National Park and shows how park-level data can be combined to estimate and showcase state- and national-level visitor spending effects.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Economic effects assessment approaches: US National Parks approach
Chapter 21
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
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