• Alexandru Manole “ARTIFEX” University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
  • Andrei Buiga “ARTIFEX” University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Keywords: granger causality, accommodation, GDP, model, specification


In this paper, the authors study the impact of selected indicators of tourism accommodation on the Gross Domestic Product. The indicators are related to the number of nights spent, therefore they are not directly related to the GDP, thus justifying the choice of Granger causality as method to assess the impact. The fact that most of the variables are found to be not stationary leads to the application of a special technique, adapted to the dataset and software used. The VAR models used do not pass all the specification tests, the authors have chosen a conservative approach, considering the results achieved with caution. Following the application of the methodology, mixed results have been achieved, showing that there is some degree of causality, which cannot be, however, generalized.


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How to Cite
Manole, A., & Buiga, A. (2022). TOURISM ACCOMODATION INDICATORS’ IMPACT ON THE GDP – A GRANGER CAUSALITY APPROACH. Tourism International Scientific Conference Vrnjačka Banja - TISC, 7(1), 77-94. https://doi.org/10.52370/TISC2277AM