Award Date

1-1-2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Economics

First Committee Member

Thomas Carroll

Number of Pages

53

Abstract

In 2002, the College of Liberal Arts received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the International Institute for Modern Letters, and Park Place Entertainment to bring the Writers-in-the-Schools program to the University of Las Vegas. In this paper, I employ surveys to determine the economic impact of the WITS program in the Las Vegas community. Four nationally recognized writers conducted public readings at UNLV, and those that attended these events were the subject of this study. Through employing the logit and probit methods of estimation in a theoretical Random Utility Model, the mean willingness to pay to attend the events were {dollar}6.73 and {dollar}6.75, respectively. Further, the total money spent in the different categories offered in the survey were inputted in an IMPLAN regional input-output model to estimate the total impact of the events on value-added, employment, and output in the Las Vegas community. These estimates were {dollar}25,426, 0.9 (jobs), and {dollar}41,897, respectively.

Keywords

Economic; Impact; Nevada; Program; School; UNLV; Las Vegas; Writers

Controlled Subject

Economics; Education, Higher

File Format

pdf

File Size

2304 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/5eu7-cwra


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