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Does Wikipedia matter? The effect of Wikipedia on tourist choices

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Authors: 
Hinnosaar, Marit
Hinnosaar, Toomas
Kummer, Michael
Slivko, Olga
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers No. 15-089
Abstract: 
We analyze the impact of information on Wikipedia on tourists' choices for travel destinations. Our results suggest a strong observational correlation between the amount of content on Wikipedia and tourist overnight stays. We propose a check of whether this correlation is causal. For that, we introduce randomized exogenous variation to articles' content. While our treatment is strong enough to affect content on the treated pages positively, we find no statistically significant effect of this treatment on tourist overnight stays.
Subjects: 
Wikipedia
randomized treatment
online content
tourist visits
JEL: 
D29
D80
H41
J60
L17
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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