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The Pricing and Management of Walking Tracks in Tasmania


Sibly, HA, The Pricing and Management of Walking Tracks in Tasmania, The Australian Economic Review, 31, (4) pp. 345-56. ISSN 0004-9018 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/1467-8462.00078


Walking tracks are an important component of the recreational use of Australian national parks. This paper applies economic theory to the issues associated with the management of walking tracks in Tasmania and, by implication, the rest of Australia. An economic model is developed to assess the implications of three policy regimes (pricing, quotas and unrestricted access) for the management of walking tracks. The model is calibrated to approximate (as best as practicable) the most popular of Tasmanian walking tracks, the Overland Track.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Environment and resource economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Sibly, HA (Dr Hugh Sibly)
ID Code:14366
Year Published:1998
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-09

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