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Regional economic and environmental analysis as a decision support for marine spatial planning in Xiamen


  • Huang, Wei
  • Corbett, James J.
  • Jin, Di


The study explores the environmental input–output (EIO) model as a decision-support tool for marine spatial planning at the regional level. Using empirical data, an EIO model is developed to examine the economic and environmental impacts associated with two leading ocean industries in Xiamen. Results of the study show that, under select economic and environmental scenarios, waterfront tourism is generally preferable to marine transportation in terms of unit environmental and resource effects. Thus, it is more beneficial for the region to promote the growth of the waterfront tourism sector.

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  • Huang, Wei & Corbett, James J. & Jin, Di, 2015. "Regional economic and environmental analysis as a decision support for marine spatial planning in Xiamen," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 555-562.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:marpol:v:51:y:2015:i:c:p:555-562
    DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2014.09.006

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