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Title: Effect of Tourism on Balanced Regional Development: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis in Coastal and Inland China
Authors: Li, H
Goh, C
Zhang Qiu, H
Meng, F
Keywords: Balanced regional development (BRD)
Coastal area
Conditional convergence
Inland area
Tourism
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Asia Pacific journal of tourism research, 2015, v. 20, no. 6, p. 694-713 How to cite?
Journal: Asia Pacific journal of tourism research 
Abstract: This article aims to examine whether tourism can promote or hinder balanced regional development (BRD) in China. Unlike previous studies that mostly employ simple descriptive analysis, this study empirically analyzes the effects of tourism on BRD, especially on regional economic disparity within and between inland and coastal areas, by using the conditional convergence model of Barro and Sala-i-Martin. Results indicate that tourism development in China has a positive effect on BRD. Nevertheless, inland area (less developed region) has faster conditional convergence than coastal area (developed region) because of the tourism development. In addition, tourism has a stronger positive effect on economic growth in inland area than in coastal area, which denotes that tourism development can reduce regional inequality in China.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/21362
ISSN: 1094-1665
EISSN: 1741-6507
DOI: 10.1080/10941665.2014.930055
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