The economic contribution of the leisure economy in Upper Austria

Firms engaged in supplying leisure activities or producing goods and services associated with those activities contribute to regional income and employment. Since there is no classification for leisure activities in official National Accounts, a satellite account has to be set up to measure this economic contribution, much like in tourism. This project aims at constructing such a satellite account for Upper Austria. Besides the direct economic impact of leisure activities, indirect impacts from input linkages of firms will also be estimated via a regional modelling approach.