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Remittances and the real effective exchange rate

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  • Hassan, Gazi
  • Holmes, Mark

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We examine the long-run relationship between remittances and the real exchange rate for less developed countries using a panel cointegration approach. We employ an innovative method for the measurement of the multilateral real effective exchange rate and we focus on high remittance economies. We find a small inelastic, but significant, long-run relationship which confirms a “Dutch disease” type effect. Short-run confirmation is given by a panel error correction model. Potential asymmetries in this relationship are explored using quantile regression analysis.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 40084.

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Date of creation: 01 Jun 2012
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Keywords: Remittances; Real Effective Exchange Rate; Panel cointegration; Panel error correction; Quantile regression;

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  1. Gazi Mainul Hassan & Mohammed S. Bhuyan, 2013. "Growth Effects of Remittances:Is there a U-Shaped Relationship?," Working Papers in Economics 13/16, University of Waikato, Department of Economics.

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