nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2013‒02‒08
four papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
University of Bologna

  1. The relationship between international tourism and economic growth: the case of Morocco and Tunisia By Bouzahzah, Mohamed; El Menyari, Younesse
  2. Discomfort in mass transit and its implication for scheduling and pricing By André De Palma; Moez Kilani; Stef Proost
  3. Construction d'un Service Web d'Aide à la Décision Geo-Marketing à partir d'Outils OpenSource By Sylvain Willart; M. Calciu
  4. The Value of Climate Amenities: Evidence from US Migration Decisions By Paramita Sinha; Maureen L. Cropper

  1. By: Bouzahzah, Mohamed; El Menyari, Younesse
    Abstract: This study proposes to examine the impact of tourism activity on the economic growth of Morocco and Tunisia. We contribute here to the empirical literature on the tourism-led growth (TLG) hypothesis, by adopting the error correction model framework, the cointegration and Granger Causality tests between real tourism receipts, real effective exchange rate and economic growth in Morocco and Tunisia, for the annual period 1980-2010; two main results emerge from this analysis. First, contrary to the predictions of the TLG hypothesis, the Granger test results show that this hypothesis is only valid for short-term in the two countries of Maghreb. Second, the results show that in the long term, there is a strong unidirectional causality from economic growth to international tourism receipts.
    Keywords: TLG hypothesis; tourism receipts; economic growth; cointegration; Granger causality; Morocco and Tunisia
    JEL: C32 O57 L83 E01 F43
    Date: 2013–01
  2. By: André De Palma (ENS Cachan - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan - École normale supérieure de Cachan - ENS Cachan); Moez Kilani (EQUIPPE - ECONOMIE QUANTITATIVE, INTEGRATION, POLITIQUES PUBLIQUES ET ECONOMETRIE - Université Lille I - Sciences et technologies); Stef Proost (Center for Economic Studies - CES - KU Leuven - CES - KU Leuven)
    Abstract: This paper proposes an analytical formulation of discomfort in mass transit and discusses its micro-economic properties. The formula we introduce reflects real situations faced by the passengers, it has nice mathematical properties and it is easy to compute. The discomfort formulation is used to analyze optimal scheduling and pricing of transit in a dynamic model.
    Keywords: Public transport; congestion discomfort; timetable schedul delay cost
    Date: 2013–02–01
  3. By: Sylvain Willart (LEM - Lille - Economie et Management - CNRS : UMR8179 - Université Lille I - Sciences et technologies - Fédération Universitaire et Polytechnique de Lille); M. Calciu (LEM - Lille - Economie et Management - CNRS : UMR8179 - Université Lille I - Sciences et technologies - Fédération Universitaire et Polytechnique de Lille)
    Abstract: Cette recherche explique la construction d'un service web destiné à encourager les managers à utiliser des méthodes avancées de géomarketing. Le service est construit à partir d'outils open-source. Trois études démontrent son efficacité tant au plan technique et méthodologique qu'au plan de sa facilité d'utilisation.
    Keywords: Geomarketing, Modélisation, Service Web
    Date: 2012–11–28
  4. By: Paramita Sinha; Maureen L. Cropper
    Abstract: We value climate amenities by estimating a discrete location choice model for households that changed metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) between 1995 and 2000. The utility of each MSA depends on location-specific amenities, earnings opportunities, housing costs, and the cost of moving to the MSA from the household’s 1995 location. We use the estimated trade-off between wages and climate amenities to value changes in mean winter and summer temperatures. At median temperatures for 1970 to 2000, a 1°F increase in winter temperature is worth less than a 1° decrease in summer temperature; however, the reverse is true at winter temperatures below 25°F. These results imply an average welfare loss of 2.7 percent of household income in 2020 to 2050 under the B1 (climate-friendly) scenario from the special report on emissions scenarios (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2000), although some cities in the Northeast and Midwest benefit. Under the A2 (more extreme) scenario, households in 25 of 26 cities suffer an average welfare loss equal to 5 percent of income.
    JEL: Q5 Q51
    Date: 2013–02

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