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Workers’ Remittances and Growth in MENA Labor Exporting Countries

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  • Sufian Eltayeb Mohamed

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    (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

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This paper presents an empirical examination of effects of workers’ remittance on economic growth in a sample of 7 remittance-receiving MENA countries. In order to empirically analyze the impact of remittances we estimate growth equations using a set of 7 MENA labor exporting countries during the period 1975-2006. A standard growth models are estimated using both fixed-effects and random effects models. The empirical results show the support of the fixed –effects method as the random effects model is rejected in statistical tests. The results show the support for the view that remittances have a positive impact on growth both directly and indirectly through their interactions with financial and institutional channels.

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Paper provided by International Network for Economic Research - INFER in its series Working Papers with number 2009.10.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:inf:wpaper:2009.10

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Keywords: Remittances; Economic Growth; Panel Data; Fixed effects; MENA Countries;

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  1. Ziesemer, Thomas H.W., 2012. "Worker remittances, migration, accumulation and growth in poor developing countries: Survey and analysis of direct and indirect effects," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 103-118.

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