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Mobilité européenne, tourisme et diffusion des pièces euros étrangères en France


  • Claude Grasland
  • France Guérin-Pace


The analysis of the elementary process of euro coins diffusion indicates that networks of individuals play a major role in the international circulation of coins. Through regular surveys realised on representative samples of French population since beginning of 2002, the Euro Spatial Diffusion Observatory (ESDO) try to monitor the spatial diffusion of foreign coins in France in order to gain information on international mobility inside Euroland. The aim of the paper is to examine the various factor which can influence this diffusion of foreign coins. A gravity model of spatial interaction is not sufficient to explain the distributions of euro coins in France, which suggests that specific forms of mobility (not so strongly related to distance to borders) has an influence, like tourism. But euro coins diffusion is the result of a wide number of influences and cannot be therefore be used as a direct indicator of a specific factor of mobility like tourism. Classification JEL : C42, C53, E5, F22, R12, Z13.

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  • Claude Grasland & France Guérin-Pace, 2004. "Mobilité européenne, tourisme et diffusion des pièces euros étrangères en France," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(5), pages 793-822.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_045_0793

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    euro coins; mobility; survey; diffusion; modelisation; tourism; networks; france; regions;

    JEL classification:

    • C42 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Survey Methods
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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