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Modeling the supply and demand for tourism: a fully identified VECM approach

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  • Allison Zhou

    (Department of Economics and University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

  • Carl Bonham

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    (Department of Economics and University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

  • Byron Gangnes

    (Department of Economics and University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Abstract

Cointegration analysis has gradually appeared in the empirical tourism literature. However, the focus has been exclusively on the demand side, neglecting potentially-important supply-side influences and risking endogeneity bias. One reason for this omission may be the difficulty identifying structural relationships in a system setting. We estimate a vector error correction model of the supply and demand for Hawaii tourism using a theory-directed sequential reduction method suggested by Hall et al. (2002). We compare forecasts for the selected model and for two competing models. Diebold and Mariano (1995) tests for forecast accuracy demonstrate the satisfactory performance of this approach.

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Paper provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 200717.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 20 Jul 2007
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Handle: RePEc:hai:wpaper:200717

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Keywords: catastrophe; Cointegration; Vector error correction model; Identification; Tourism demand and supply analysis; Hawaii;

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