Do remittances dampen the effect of natural disasters on output growth volatility in developing countries?
AbstractThis article examines whether or not remittance inflows help mitigate the effects of natural disasters on the volatility of the real output per capita growth rate. Using a large sample of developing countries and mobilizing a dynamic panel data framework, it uncovers a diminishing macroeconomic destabilizing consequence of natural disasters as remittance inflows rise. It appears that the effect of natural disasters disappears for a remittance ratio above 8% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, remittances aggravate the destabilizing effects of natural disasters when they exceed 17% of the GDP. Finally, the article shows that current and lagged remittance inflows significantly reduce the number of people killed by natural disasters and the number of people affected, respectively.
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Volume (Year): 45 (2013)
Issue (Month): 16 (June)
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- Jean-Louis Combes & Christian Ebeke, 2011. "Do remittances dampen the effect of natural disasters on output growth volatility in developing countries?," Working Papers halshs-00552220, HAL.
- Christian EBEKE & Jean-Louis COMBES, 2010. "Do remittances dampen the effect of natural disasters on output growth volatility in developing countries?," Working Papers 201031, CERDI.
- F20 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - General
- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
- Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters
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