Nuno Carlos Leitão

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This paper analysis the determinants of international tourism demand for Romania and it quantifies their influences. The authors elaborate two models, a fixed-effects model and the Tobit model, to estimate tourist inflow data from twenty-three European countries, for the period 1997-2008. In the fixed effects static panel model, we find that GDP per capita,(More)
The relationship between financial development and economic growth has been studied long time in economics (Adam Smith and Schumpeter). Structural reforms and the integration of financial markets have been attracting the interest of the academic community. This manuscript examines the link between financial development and economic growth. The European(More)
This paper analyses the determinants of intraindustry trade (IIT) in the Portuguese medical and optical sector using a static and dynamic panel data analysis. The results suggest that IIT in medical and optical instruments occurs more frequently among countries that are similar in terms of relative factor endowments and are members of the same regional(More)
The Canadian economy has been a net recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI). The free-trade agreements (FTA and NAFTA) have had to attract more inward FDI. This study examines the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) between Canada and EU15, Brazil and Japan in the period 1995-2007. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact of(More)
The main objective of this manuscript is to investagte the relationship between environmental Kuznets curve (ECK) in the presence of globalization for Portugal, Spain, Greece and Ireland for the period of 1980-2010. Using a panel data, the results show that linear and non-linear real income per capita ( t GDP and 2 t GDP ) are according to the perspectives(More)
This study examines the features and determinants of Portuguese intra-industry trade (IIT) during the period 1995-2003. We separate horizontal IIT from vertical III using data at the five-digit level. Based on Falvey and Kierzkowski (1987) and Flam and Helpman (1987) theoretical models and on Greenaway, Hine and Milner(1994), Hummels and Levinshon (1995)(More)