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Revisiting the environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis in a tourism development context

Abstract

This study investigates empirically an extended version of the Environmental Kuznets Curve model that controls for tourism development. We find that international tourist arrivals into Turkey alongside income, squared income and energy consumption, cointegrate with CO2 emissions. Tourist arrivals, growth, and energy consumption exert a positive and significant impact on CO2 emissions in the long-run. Our results provide empirical support to EKC hypothesis showing that at exponential levels of growth, CO2 emissions decline. The findings suggest that despite the environmental degradation stemming from tourism development, policies aimed at environmental protection should not be pursued at the expense of tourism-led growth.

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Authors

de Vita, Glauco
Katircioglu, Salih
Altinay, Levent
Fethi, Sami
Mercan, Mehmet

Oxford Brookes departments

Oxford School of Hospitality Management

Dates

Year of publication: 2015
Date of RADAR deposit: 2020-07-16



This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-015-4861-4


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