Regional dimensions of agritourism: exploring spatial and traveler heterogeneity
This dissertation employs a three-pronged approach to explore how locational, firm, and traveler heterogeneity lead to different opportunities or barriers in the budding U.S. agritourism industry. While each chapter considers a different aspect of the agritourism industry using unique empirical methods of analyses and sources of data, each chapter utilizes spatial economic methods to analyze different aspects of agritourism in the U.S. The first chapter applies firm level data and a two-stage model to test the importance of three trade theories in identifying comparative advantages in agritourism. ...
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