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Do foreign visitors reward post-communist countries? A panel evidence for tourism-growth nexus

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  • Salahodjaev, Raufhon
  • Safarova, Nilufar

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Using cross-country panel data for 23 post-communist countries, we provide novel empirical evidence that tourism exerts a positive and significant effect on economic growth after controlling for conventional determinants in the growth equation. The system GMM results suggest that per-capita tourism receipts increase by 10 percent, the per-capita growth rate increases by 1.36% points, ceteris paribus. The results remain robust under various estimation methods.

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  • Salahodjaev, Raufhon & Safarova, Nilufar, 2015. "Do foreign visitors reward post-communist countries? A panel evidence for tourism-growth nexus," MPRA Paper 66215, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    tourism; economic growth; post-communist; GMM; PCSE.;
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    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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