Tourism development has long been discussed as having potential to promote economic growth and alleviate poverty in developing countries. In an award-winning paper, Rosen College researchers Dr. Robertico Croes and Dr. Manuel Rivera use a new model - the Social Accounting Matrix (SAM), to assess the impact of tourism development using Ecuador as an example. Their focus? To examine whether the poor, in particular, benefit from increased levels of tourism.

Original Article

Croes, R. & Rivera, M. (2017). Tourism potential to benefit the poor. A social accounting matrix model applied to Ecuador. Tourism Economics, 23(1), 29-48. https://doi.org/10.5367/te.2015.0495.