Tourism, Financial Development and Sectoral Development in ECOWAS Countries: Empirical Evidence from the CS-ARDL Approach


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  • Prao Yao Séraphin Alassane Ouattara University (Bouaké)/LAMPE-Laboratory of Economic Policies’ Analysis and Modeling, Ivory Coast
  • Kongoza Kouassi Cyrille Ph.D. Student, Alassane Ouattara University (Bouaké)/LAMPE-Laboratory of Economic Policies’ Analysis and Modeling, Ivory Coast

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32479/ijefi.15658

Keywords:

Sector Development, Tourism, Financial Development, CS-ARDL, ECOWAS

Abstract

This study examines the role of financial development in the relationship between tourism and sectoral development in 12 ECOWAS countries over the period 2003-2020. Methodologically, it mobilized the Cross-sectional Augmented Autoregressive Distributed Lag (CS-ARDL) model developed by Chudik and Pesaran (2015), which takes cross-sectional dependence and heterogeneity into account. The results reveal that tourism hurts the development of the agricultural and industrial sectors in both the short and long term. Financial development harms the agricultural sector, while it improves the development of the industrial sector in both the short and long term. On the other hand, tourism associated with a developed financial sector improves the development of the agricultural sector and also the industrial sector. This result suggests that the contribution of tourism to sectoral development in ECOWAS countries depends on the level of financial development.

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Published

2024-03-18

How to Cite

Séraphin, P. Y., & Cyrille, K. K. (2024). Tourism, Financial Development and Sectoral Development in ECOWAS Countries: Empirical Evidence from the CS-ARDL Approach. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 14(2), 54–64. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijefi.15658

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