Revisiting the Tourism-Led Growth Hypothesis for Barbados: A Disaggregated Market Approach

Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, 2012, Volume 12, Issue 2

Posted: 8 May 2012 Last revised: 1 Apr 2013

Mahalia Jackman

University of Manchester

Date Written: December 7, 2010

Abstract

In testing the tourism-led growth hypothesis, researchers tend to use an aggregate measure of tourism - usually total tourism earnings or tourist arrivals. In contrast, this study adopts a disaggregated market approach to testing this hypothesis. The main advantage of the disaggregated approach is that it provides information on effects of specific tourism markets on growth. Results indicate that causality from tourism to growth is found for each source market over the full sample period (1975Q1 to 2010Q2). However, rolling causality tests indicate that the causal relationships are not stable.

Keywords: tourism-led-growth, Barbados

JEL Classification: F43, L83, Q40

Suggested Citation

Jackman, Mahalia, Revisiting the Tourism-Led Growth Hypothesis for Barbados: A Disaggregated Market Approach (December 7, 2010). Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, 2012, Volume 12, Issue 2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2054127

Mahalia Jackman (Contact Author)

University of Manchester ( email )

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Manchester, M13 9PL
United Kingdom

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