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Political stability and tourism sector development in
Mediterranean countries: a panel cointegration and
causality analysis

   

Yilmaz Bayar1* and Behçet Yener2

  

Received: 08/03/2018 Accepted: 25/08/2018

   

1Usak University, 64100, Turkey, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
2Usak University, 64100, Turkey, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Abstract
      
Tourism sector has become an important source of domestic income for a great number of countries across the world with the contribution of diminishing and removing the barriers over the international mobility of people and considerable developments and cost reductions in transport sector. As a consequence, many countries have designed and implemented various policies to draw tourists and in turn raise their tourism receipts. In this regard, this study investigates the impact of political stability on the development of tourism sector in selected countries from Mediterranean region over the period 2002-2015 with Westerlund (2007) error-correction-based panel cointegration test and Dumitrescu and Hurlin (2012) panel causality test. The findings of the study revealed that political stability had a positive impact on the development of tourism sector in the long run. Furthermore, a two-way causality between tourism sector development and political stability was discovered.
   

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Keywords: political stability, trade openness, tourism sector development, panel data analysis

    
Citation: Bayar, Y., B. Yener (2019) Political stability and tourism sector development in Mediterranean countries: a panel cointegration and causality analysis. European Journal of Tourism Research 21, pp. 23-32
    
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