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How elastic are sea, sand and sun? Dynamic panel estimates of the demand for tourism

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  • William Maloney
  • Gabriel V. Montes Rojas

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This paper employs recent advances in dynamic panel data analysis to study the determinants of tourist flows to the Caribbean. Consistent with the theoretical literature, the results are found to be highly sensitive to estimation technique. The preferred GMM system suggests income and price elasticities substantially above those found in the literature.

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  • William Maloney & Gabriel V. Montes Rojas, 2005. "How elastic are sea, sand and sun? Dynamic panel estimates of the demand for tourism," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(5), pages 277-280.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:12:y:2005:i:5:p:277-280
    DOI: 10.1080/1350485042000338626
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    2. Gawande, Kishore & Maloney, William & Montes-Rojas, Gabriel, 2009. "Foreign informational lobbying can enhance tourism: Evidence from the Caribbean," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 90(2), pages 267-275, November.
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    4. Adina Berbeniciuc-Mititiuc, 2013. "Comparative Study on the Competitiveness of Romanian and Bulgarian Tourism Industry," Acta Universitatis Danubius. OEconomica, Danubius University of Galati, issue 9(4), pages 163-176, August.
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    14. Nuno, Carlos Leitão & Muhammad, Shahbaz, 2011. "Migration and Tourist Flows," MPRA Paper 34905, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 12 Nov 2011.

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