Brian Archer is professor emeritus at Surrey University, United Kingdom, where for 17 years he was Professor and head of the School of Management for the Service Industries (formerly the Department of Hotel, Catering and Tourism Management) and the following nine years Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University. During the 1970s and 1980s, he developed a series of regional multiplier models, some based on macroeconomic and others on input-output analysis. These were used for a variety of studies such as the impact of a nuclear power station, the introduction of new industries into a region, and the impact of tax-haven companies showed the wide scope of the models, but the largest use was fir the analysis of the impact of tourism in various countries and regions… Indeed, some 40 studies were undertaken over a range of different countries and regions. As part of his work, he has been a consultant to the World Bank, UNDP, World tourism organization, and the Commonwealth Secretariat, as well as a special advisor on tourism to a House of Commons Select Committee. He is the author of more than 100 articles, reports, and books and has given papers at conferences, colloquia and seminars in 60 different countries.
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