Intra-Industry Trade in Tourism Services
AbstractUsually the tourism flows are explained by demand, economic growth, and revealed comparative advantage (neoclassic trade theory). This manuscript examines the link between intra-industry trade and international tourism flows. We have examined the Portuguese intra-industry trade in this sector. The analysis apply the static (Grubel and Lloyd) and dynamic index (Brülhart). Our results show that the tourism services are important for a small economy such as Portugal. The intra-industry trade is very significant between Portugal and the following countries: Spain, USA, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Canada.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER in its journal Theoretical and Applied Economics.
Volume (Year): XVIII(2011) (2011)
Issue (Month): 6(559) (June)
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tourism flows; intra-industry trade; Grubel and Lloyd index; Brülhart index; Portugal.;
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