The effect of infrastructure investment on tourism demand: a synthetic control approach for the case of Kuelap, Peru

Erick Lahura, Rosario Sabrera

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In this paper we estimate the effect of infrastructure investment on tourism demand. For this purpose, we analyse the case of the Kuelap Archaeological Complex (Peru), which became more attractive and accessible following the construction of Peru’s first cable car system and the redevelopment of a nearby airport located in the city of Jaen. In order to estimate the effect of this infrastructure investment package on the number of visitors to Kuelap, we construct a synthetic control using characteristics from several archaeological sites in Peru similar to Kuelap. This synthetic control allows us to estimate the potential number of visits to Kuelap had the infrastructure investment package not been made. Thus, the causal effect is the difference between the actual visits to Kuelap and the ones to the synthetic control. The results show that the number of visits to Kuelap increased by approximately 100% in the wake of the infrastructure investment package.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)443-478
Número de páginas36
PublicaciónEmpirical Economics
Volumen65
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - jul. 2023

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