Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt
Bastian Franke
Wolfgang Maennig

Terrorism and International Tourism: The Case of Germany (replication data)

We analyse how German tourists react to unanticipated shocks that alter their risk perception of selected tourism destinations. Using a difference-in-difference strategy which flexibly accounts for macroeconomic conditions and also addresses potential problems of serial correlation, we isolate significant effects of the 9/11 (2001) terrorist attacks, as well as for the attacks in Egypt (1997), Tunisia (2002), Morocco (2003) and Indonesia (2003). These terror attacks impacted especially on Islamic countries all over the world, indicating a transmission mechanism driven by ethnic and religious proximity. At the same time, tourism into Islamic countries was temporarily substituted by tourism to (south) European countries.

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Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M.; Franke, Bastian; Maennig, Wolfgang (2015): Terrorism and International Tourism: The Case of Germany (replication data). Version: 1. Journal of Economics and Statistics. Dataset.