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A panel data analysis of the growth effects of remittances

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  • Rao, B. Bhaskara
  • Hassan, Gazi Mainul

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Many development economists believe that remittances by the migrant workers are an important source of funds for long run growth. Therefore, recent studies have investigated the growth effects remittances in the recipient countries but reached different conclusions. This paper analyses the strength of these effects with a common data set with alternative specifications and estimation methods. Our results show that the direct growth effects of remittances are insignificant. However, remittances may have small indirect growth effects.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Modelling.

Volume (Year): 28 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 701-709

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:28:y:2011:i:1:p:701-709

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Keywords: Remittances; Growth; Panel data; System GMM;

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