Publications scientifiques



Publications scientifiques 





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« International trade in services and inequalities: empirical evaluation and role of tourism », Tourism Economics, vol.23(5), p.1069-1075, HCERES rang C. October 14, 2016.

This study investigates the impact of the international openness in tourism services trade on wage inequality between highly skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled workers in the tourism industry. The sample covers 10 developed countries and expands over 15 years. A cointegrated panel data model and an error correction model were used to distinguish between the short- and long-run effects. The results are compared to those of openness of business services and manufactured goods. The findings point out that tourism increases wage inequality at the expense of the least skilled workers in the long run and the short run.

Sylvain Petit 2016 Tourism Economics

« Measuring the effects of revealed cultural preferences on tourism exports », Journal of Travel Research, Vol 58, Issue 8, 2019, HCERES rang A. November 15, 2018.

The aim of this article is to propose a novel method for measuring the effect of cultural preference on bilateral tourism receipts. The method applied is inspired from Disdier et al. (2010). Using the UNESCO classification and data on bilateral trade in cultural product, a proxy for cultural preferences is constructed. The variable is used in a gravity model for tourism export, which is estimated using a two-step procedure to avoid issues related to endogeneity. The data set used is a panel of 12 OECD countries for a period of 11 years. The variable for cultural preferences eliminates the problems with traditional methods, which by using dummy variables to account for cultural preferences, assume that the latter are time-invariant and symmetrical. The cultural variable constructed is found to be significant in explaining bilateral tourism exports with an elasticity of 0.39.

Sylvain Petit & Neelu Seetaram 2018 Journal of Travel Research