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“Human development and tourism specialization. Evidence from a panel of developed and developing countries”

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  • Bianca Biagi

    (University of Sassari, CRENoS (Cerdeña, Italy))

  • Maria Gabriela Ladu

    (University of Sassari, CRENoS (Cerdeña, Italy))

  • Vicente Royuela

    (Department of Econometrics. University of Barcelona)

Abstract

The analysis of the relationship between tourism and human development points to a positive link between these activities, basically by means of the improvement of economic conditions. In the present study we analyze whether and to what extent this relationship remains positive under different circumstances. We examine a selection of 63 countries from 1996 to 2008 and consider the Human Development Index plus a composite indicator of the tourism market as a whole. Findings confirm that, on average, tourism is positively associated with human development, particularly education (i.e., literacy rate), although the association may be affected by circumstances.

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  • Bianca Biagi & Maria Gabriela Ladu & Vicente Royuela, 2015. "“Human development and tourism specialization. Evidence from a panel of developed and developing countries”," AQR Working Papers 201504, University of Barcelona, Regional Quantitative Analysis Group, revised Apr 2016.
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    Keywords

    Human Development Index; tourism development; capability approach; externalities JEL classification: 015; 010; D62;
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    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities

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