Tourist arrivals and macroeconomic determinants of CO2 emissions in Malaysia


Solarin, Sakiru Adebola (2014) Tourist arrivals and macroeconomic determinants of CO2 emissions in Malaysia. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, 25 (2). pp. 228-241. ISSN 2156-6909

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This paper investigates the determinants of carbon dioxide emission with special emphasis on tourism development in Malaysia. Within a multivariate framework, which includes real GDP, energy consumption, financial development, and urbanization, cointegration and causality tests were applied to determine the relationship in the variables. The results reveal long-run relationships between the series and a positive unidirectional long-run causality running from tourist arrivals and the other series to pollution. The study fails to establish any causal relationship between tourism and economic growth in the long-run. These findings suggest that tourist arrivals are active contributors to pollution, but arrivals do not translate into sufficient upsurge in GDP. It is recommended that policy-makers should entrench cleaner energy programmes in their tourism development policies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC79 Special Topics. Including air pollution, automation, consumer demand, famines, flow of funds, etc.
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 04:33
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2014 04:33


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