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Panel data analysis in Tourism Research

Seetaram, Neelu and Petit, Sylvain (2012): Panel data analysis in Tourism Research. Forthcoming in: Handbook of Research method in tourism (2012): pp. 127-146.

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the application of panel data techniques in the tourism literature. The chapter is organised as follows: The next section explains panel data modelling technique emphasising on the difference between fixed and random effects. Dynamism in modelling is introduced and the implication for model estimation is discussed. The chapter then devotes a section to unit root and cointegration tests which is followed by an illustration of the application of panel data analysis in tourism research namely, in tourism demand modeling and in explorations of the relationship between tourism and economic growth. The conclusion spells out the limitations of this technique and directions for future research.

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