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|Title: ||Local development, environment and tourism|
|Other Titles: ||Di fang fa zhan shui ping, huan jing zhuang kuang yu lü you ye|
|Authors: ||Zhao, Sheng (趙晟)|
|Department: ||Department of Economics and Finance|
|Degree: ||Master of Philosophy|
|Issue Date: ||2010|
|Publisher: ||City University of Hong Kong|
|Notes: ||CityU Call Number: G155.A1 Z455 2010|
82 leaves : ill. 30 cm.
Thesis (M.Phil.)--City University of Hong Kong, 2010.
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 54-60)
|Abstract: ||Development of the tourism industry shows an inverted U-shape pattern in that as
regional growth continues, the tourism receipt to GDP ratio (TGR) first increases and
then decreases. This phenomenon is explained by cross-sectional and time series data.
Comparing this pattern with the N-shaped environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) shows an
inverse relationship between TGR and EKC for developing and developed countries in
recent decades. This thesis is the first to uncover this inverse relationship and provides a
theoretical explanation: development level determines pollution source in the host
economy; because changes in TGR alters the industry structure, pollution emission
increases or decreases depending on whether the tourism sector is polluting or nonpolluting.
Furthermore, by incorporating government manipulation into TGR, we carry
out a welfare analysis using different scenarios in terms of pollution regulation, and offer
strategies for tourism development under each scenario. Optimal TGR exists under
certain conditions and interestingly has an opposite response to the improvement of the
environmental awareness of residents in developing and developed countries.
Keywords: TGR, EKC, Tourism, Development, Environment, Public Strategy|
|Online Catalog Link: ||http://lib.cityu.edu.hk/record=b3947576|
|Appears in Collections:||EF - Master of Philosophy |
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