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Tourism And Economic Growth: The Case Of Singapore

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  • LEE, Chew Ging

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This paper investigates the long-run and the short-run dynamics between tourism and economic growth in Singapore. Using the bounds test developed by Pesaran et al. (2001), cointegrating relationship between tourism and economic growth is not found. The standard Granger causality test reveals that there is a unidirectional Granger causality from economic growth to tourism. This study provides evidence to support growth-led tourism hypothesis.

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Article provided by Euro-American Association of Economic Development in its journal Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies.

Volume (Year): 8 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 89-98

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Keywords: Tourism; Economic growth; Granger causality;

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