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On the impact of exchange rate regimes on tourism

  • María Santana-Gallego

    (Universidad de La Laguna)

  • Francisco J. Ledesma-Rodríguez

    (Universidad de La Laguna)

  • Jorge V. Pérez-Rodríguez

    (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

The main objective of this paper is to analyze the effect of the exchange rate arrangements on international tourism. The ambiguity of literature about the effect of exchange rate volatility contrasts with the magnitude of the impact of a common currency on trade. On the basis of a gravity equation we estimate a moderate effect of a currency union on tourism of almost 12%. Furthermore, we estimate a gravity equation for international trade, obtaining that the common currency effect on trade is reduced when tourism is introduced as a regressor. This suggests that tourism flows may contribute to explain the excessive magnitude of the estimated effect of a common currency on trade in this literature. Finally, we analyze the impact of several de facto exchange rate arrangements on tourism, finding that less flexible exchange rates promotes tourism flows.

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Date of creation: Dec 2007
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Handle: RePEc:aee:wpaper:0707
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