Tourism–growth nexus under duress

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dc.contributor.author Dibeh, Ghassan
dc.contributor.author Fakih, Ali
dc.contributor.author Marrouch, Walid
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-10T11:18:21Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-10T11:18:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-06-10
dc.identifier.issn 1354-8166 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10767 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Syrian crisis that started in 2011 is considered by many to have affected negatively the Lebanese economy. A possible transmission channel from the crisis to the economy of Lebanon is tourism. This article investigates the tourism–growth nexus in Lebanon controlling for the instability caused by the Syrian crisis. We use a vector autoregression model with five monthly macroeconomic variables: a novel index for income, number of tourist arrivals, number of Syrian refugees, and casualties in both Lebanon and Syria during the conflict. The results show that the Lebanese economy was resilient to the political instability engendered by the Syrian crisis. The findings support both the tourism-led growth hypothesis and the ancillary growth-led tourism hypothesis. The article concludes that the tourism sector in Lebanon is robust to the political instability engendered by the Syrian crisis. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Tourism–growth nexus under duress en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Lebanon during the Syrian crisis en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199490150 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201105198 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200200185 en_US
dc.author.department Economics en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Tourism Economics: the business and finance of tourism and recreation en_US
dc.relation.journal Tourism Economics en_US
dc.journal.volume 26 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 353-370 en_US
dc.keywords Host country en_US
dc.keywords Refugees en_US
dc.keywords Syrian crisis en_US
dc.keywords Tourism-led growth hypothesis en_US
dc.keywords VAR model en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/1354816619836338 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Dibeh, G., Fakih, A., & Marrouch, W. (2020). Tourism–growth nexus under duress: Lebanon during the Syrian crisis. Tourism Economics, 26(3), 353-370. en_US
dc.author.email gdibeh@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email AFakih@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email walid.marrouch@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1354816619836338 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3308 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8488-6555 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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