nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2011‒08‒02
three papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
University of Bologna

  1. Citations and Impact of ISI Tourism and Hospitality Journals By Chia-Lin Chang; Michael McAleer
  2. La economía anfibia de la isla de Mompox By Joaquín Viloria de la Hoz
  3. Forecasting world and regional aviation Jet-Fuel demands to the mid term (2025). By Chevallier, Julien; Chèze, Benoît; Gastineau, Pascal

  1. By: Chia-Lin Chang; Michael McAleer (University of Canterbury)
    Abstract: The paper analyses the leading international journals in Tourism and Hospitality Research using quantifiable Research Assessment Measures (RAMs), highlights the similarities and differences in alternative RAMs, shows that several RAMs capture similar performance characteristics of highly cited journals, and shows that some other RAMs have low correlations with each other, and hence add significant informational value. Several RAMs are discussed for the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science database (hereafter ISI). Alternative RAMs may be calculated annually or updated daily to answer the questions as to When, Where and How (frequently) published papers are cited. The RAMs include the most widely used RAM, namely the classic 2-year impact factor including journal self citations (2YIF), 2-year impact factor excluding journal self citations (2YIF*), 5-year impact factor including journal self citations (5YIF), Immediacy (or zero-year impact factor (0YIF)), Eigenfactor, Article Influence, C3PO (Citation Performance Per Paper Online), h-index, PI-BETA (Papers Ignored - By Even The Authors), 2-year Self-citation Threshold Approval Ratings (2Y-STAR), Historical Self-citation Threshold Approval Ratings (H-STAR), Impact Factor Inflation (IFI), and Cited Article Influence (CAI). As data are not available for 5YIF, Article Influence and CAI for 11 of the 14 journals considered, 10 RAMs are analysed for 14 highly-cited journals in Tourism and Hospitality in the ISI category of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports & Tourism. Harmonic mean rankings of the 10 RAMs for the 14 highly-cited journals are also presented. It is shown that emphasizing the 2-year impact factor of a journal, which partly answers the question as to When published papers are cited, to the exclusion of other informative RAMs, which answer Where and How (frequently) published papers are cited, can lead to a distorted evaluation of journal impact.
    Keywords: Research assessment measures; Impact factor; IFI; C3PO; PI-BETA, STAR; Eigenfactor; Article Influence; h-index
    JEL: L83 Y10
    Date: 2011–07–01
  2. By: Joaquín Viloria de la Hoz
    Abstract: El objetivo del documento es analizar las actividades económicas de la subregión Isla de Mompox y sus interrelaciones con el medio natural y la calidad de vida de su población. La isla de Mompox está ubicada en el departamento de Bolívar, zona del Bajo Magdalena y la conforman seis municipios enmarcados por los brazos de Mompox y Loba: Cicuco, Talaigua Nuevo, Mompox, San Fernando, Margarita y Hatillo de Loba. Esta subregión se inunda gran parte del año, convirtiéndose en un enorme reto para la población y para la economía anfibia de la subregión. A pesar de su aislamiento y pobreza, en este hábitat de humedales los habitantes de la depresión Momposina han establecido una cultura y una economía anfibia, para adaptarse al medio natural. Estas particularidades geográficas y culturales fueron destacadas por el sociólogo Orlando Fals Borda, quien defendió la creación del Departamento de la Depresión Momposina. La propuesta para este nuevo departamento fue incluida en el Plan de Desarrollo Nacional 2010-2014. ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the economic activities in the subregion of the Mompox Island and its relationship with the natural environment and quality of life of its population. Mompox Island is located in the department of Bolivar,in the Lower Magdalena zone and comprises six municipalities sorrounded by the arms of Mompox and Loba: Cicuco, Talaigua Nuevo, Mompox, San Fernando, Margarita and Hatillo de Loba. This subregion is flooded during most of the year, becoming a tragedy for the inhabitants and their amphibious economy. Despite their isolation and poverty, the inhabitants of the Depresion Momposina have developed a culture and an amphibious economy, as an attempt to adapt to the environment. These geographical and cultural particularities were highlighted by the Colombian sociologist Orlando Fals Borda, who proposed the creation of the Department of Depresion Momposina. The proposal for the new department was included in the National Development Plan 2010-2014.
    Date: 2011–07–18
  3. By: Chevallier, Julien; Chèze, Benoît; Gastineau, Pascal
    Abstract: This article provides jet fuel demand projections at the worldwide level and for eight geographical zones until 2025. Air traffic forecasts are performed using dynamic panel-data econometrics. Then, the conversion of air traffic projections into quantities of jet fuel is accomplished by using a complementary approach to the ‘Traffic Efficiency’ method developed previously by the UK Department of Trade and Industry to support the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 1999). According to our main scenario, air traffic should increase by about 100% between 2008 and 2025 at the world level, corresponding to a yearly average growth rate of 4.7%. World jet fuel demand is expected to increase by about 38% during the same period, corresponding to a yearly average growth rate of 1.9% per year. According to these results, energy efficiency improvements allow reducing the effect of air traffic rise on the increase in jet fuel demand, but do not annihilate it. Jet fuel demand is thus unlikely to diminish unless there is a radical technological shift, or air travel demand is restricted.
    Keywords: Energy efficiency; Jet fuel demand forecasts; Macro-level methodology;
    JEL: Q48 L93 C23
    Date: 2011

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