Economics at your fingertips  

Tourism and high speed rail in Spain: Does the AVE increase local visitors?

Daniel Albalate (), Javier Campos () and Juan Luis Giménez ()
Additional contact information
Juan Luis Giménez: Faculty of Economics, University of Palmas de Gran Canaria

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Juan Luis Jiménez ()

No 201527, IREA Working Papers from University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics

Abstract: This paper analyses from an empirical point of view the relationship between the provision of high-speed rail services (HSR) and the evolution of tourism at the local level in Spain. We have built a database of 124 municipalities during the 2005-2012 period to study the effects of the introduction of new HSR corridors on the number of visitors and their total and average stay at several end-line and intermediate cities as compared to similar counterparts not having such an infrastructure. We combine both difference-in-difference and panel data techniques to find that these effects are, in general, extremely weak or just restricted to larger cities, once other determining factors are controlled for.

Keywords: High speed rail, local tourism, difference y difference, panel data. JEL classification:R42; R53; L83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-tre, nep-tur and nep-ure
Date: 2015-12, Revised 2015-12
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (4) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in IREA Working Papers from University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Alicia García ().

Page updated 2019-10-13
Handle: RePEc:ira:wpaper:201527