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International Tourism and Economic Growth: A Panel Data Approach

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  • Sequeira, Tiago Neves
  • Campos, Carla

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On average, tourism-specialized countries grow more than others. This fact is inconsistent with economic theory as, in particular, endogenous growth theory suggests that economic growth is linked with: (1) sectors with high intensity in R&D and thus high productivity; (2) large scale. In this paper, we use panel data methods to go further in treating the endogeneity problem. In general and contrary to previous works, we conclude that tourism, on its own, cannot explain the higher growth rates of these countries.

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  • Sequeira, Tiago Neves & Campos, Carla, 2005. "International Tourism and Economic Growth: A Panel Data Approach," Natural Resources Management Working Papers 12145, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:feemnr:12145
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    Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • O50 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - General

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