The Impacts of International Tourism Demand on Economic Growth of a Small Economy
Juan Gabriel Brida
Free University of Bolzano
Stefan Franz Schubert
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Wiston Adrián Risso
University of Siena - Department of Economics
June 18, 2009
Tourism Management, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 377-385, 2011
This paper studies the impacts on economic growth of a small tourism driven economy caused by an increase in the growth rate of international tourism demand. We present a formal model and empirical evidence.
The ingredients of the dynamic model are a large population of intertemporally optimizing agents and an AK technology representing tourism production. The model shows that an increase in the growth of tourism demand leads to transitional dynamics with gradually increasing economic growth and increasing terms of trade. The empirical application for the case of Antigua confirms the theoretical findings.
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Keywords: tourism demand, growth, economic dynamics, VEC model, Antigua and BarbudaAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 18, 2009 ; Last revised: June 14, 2011
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