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Determinants of Workers’ Remittances in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study

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  • Barua, Shubhasish
  • Majumder, Md. Alauddin
  • Akhtaruzzaman, Dr. Md.

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The purpose of this paper is to identify macroeconomic determinants of inflow of workers’ remittances in the context of Bangladesh. We used a balanced panel dataset of bilateral remittance flows from 10 major host countries (of Bangladeshi migrants’) to Bangladesh over the 1993 to 2005 period. We found that income differential between host and home country is positively correlated with the inflow of remittances. We explained the above findings as an indication of altruistic motive to remit. On the other hand there are some indications of investment motive to remit in the dataset. Inflation differential between home and host country is also found to be negatively correlated with the inflow of remittances, indicating that higher inflation in home country relative to host country may have exerted some negative effect on workers’ remittances. Devaluation of domestic currency or (increase in exchange rate) appeared to be positively correlated with the flow of workers’ remittances in Bangladesh.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 15080.

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  1. Carlos Vargas-Silva & Peng Huang, 2006. "Macroeconomic determinantsof workers' remittances: Hostversus home country's economic conditions," The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(1), pages 81-99.
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  1. Mazhar MUGHAL & Junaid AHMED, 2013. "Remittances and Business Cycles: Comparison of South Asian Countries," Working Papers 2012-2013_4, CATT - UPPA - Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, revised Jan 2013.
  2. Sk. Mahmudul Alam, Mahmud, 2012. "Microfinance institutions will be an important instrument to earn more remittance, send remittance and utilize remittance in Bangladesh," MPRA Paper 36459, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 14 Feb 2012.
  3. Hassan, Gazi & Shakur, Shamim & Bhuyan, Mohammed, 2012. "Nonlinear growth effect of remittances in recipient countries: an econometric analysis of remittances-growth nexus in Bangladesh," MPRA Paper 40086, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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