An Analysis of the Effects of the Selected Macroeconomic Variables on International Tourism, Emphasizing on Economic Growth and Employment in Iran (1989-2017)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Master of Economic, University of Isfahan, Iran

2 Faculty member and professor at all Faculty of Economics, University of Isfahan

3 Professor, Economics Departmant, University of Isfahan, Iran


The present study uses a system of simultaneous equations to analyze the effect of international tourists entering Iran on the country's economy & effect of country's economy on the international tourists entering Iran. The estimation was done using the 3SLS method. the results of this estimate showed that every 1 percent increase in global gross domestic product will decrease the number of tourists entering Iran by 2.87 percent. the effect of tourism on economic growth can also be confirmed. accordingly, economic growth will increase by 1% with a 0.15% increase in the number of international tourists. Also, with a 1% increase in the number of international tourists, employment will increase by 0.05%.
JEL Classification: L83, O47, E24, C32


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Volume 54, Issue 4 - Serial Number 129
January 2020
Pages 947-963
  • Receive Date: 05 May 2018
  • Revise Date: 13 June 2019
  • Accept Date: 09 October 2019
  • First Publish Date: 22 December 2019