經濟系 林亦珍 教授於
Are per capita international tourist arrivals converging?
：Are per capita international tourist arrivals converging?期刊論文Are per capita international tourist arrivals converging?Yi-Chen Lin; Wen-Shuenn DengTourism;Convergence;Distribution dynamics;Stochastic kernel;Nonparametric methodsInternational Review of Economics and Finance 57, p.274-290This paper measures whether per capita tourist arrivals have converged across 149 countries over the period 1995–2014. We find that the distribution of per capita arrival has tightened over time, i.e., there was σ-convergence in tourism. Countries at the lower tail of the per capita international tourist arrival distribution have improved their relative position. Tests of absolute (conditional) β-convergence indicate that the average country's tourism catches up (approaches its steady-state) at a speed of 1.25% (10.56%) a year, supporting the tourism destinations convergence hypothesis. These findings are helpful for tourism enterprises when making multinational location decisions. For policymakers, conve