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The Macroeconomics of Remittances in The Philippines

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  • Veronica Bayangos

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  • Karel Jansen

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This article first explores the cyclical dynamics of remittances, and then, analyzes the macroeconomic impact of remittances and the monetary policy implications. In this endeavor, we use the case of the Philippines, one of the countries where remittances are substantial. A dynamic structural quarterly macroeconometric model of the Philippines is used to trace the various channels through which remittances affect the main macroeconomic variables.In the assessment of the impact of the 2008 global financial crisis, we should also consider the remittances as a transmission channel. We have established that remittances are driven by the economic cycle of the main host countries and that the ongoing recession will thus lead to a decline in transfers. Through our model, we have been able to trace the impact of changes in remittances on important economic variables such as aggregate demand, money supply and interest rates, the exchange rate, and labor supply and wages.

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  • Veronica Bayangos & Karel Jansen, 2010. "The Macroeconomics of Remittances in The Philippines," Revista ESPE - Ensayos sobre Política Económica, Banco de la Republica de Colombia, vol. 28(61), pages 18-58, August.
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    1. Veronica Bayangos & Karel Jansen, 2010. "The Macroeconomics of Remittances in The Philippines," Revista ESPE - Ensayos Sobre Política Económica, Banco de la República - ESPE, vol. 28(61), pages 18-58, August.
    2. Tchantchane, A. & Rodrigues, G. & Fortes, P.C., 2013. "An Empirical Study on the importance of Remittance and Educational Expenditure on Growth: Case of the Philippines," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 13(1), pages 173-186.
    3. Bayangos, Veronica & Jansen, Karel, 2011. "Remittances and Competitiveness: The Case of the Philippines," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(10), pages 1834-1846.
    4. Aliaa Nabil Khodeir, 2015. "Migration Remittances Inflows and Macroeconomic Shocks: The Case of Egypt," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 5(4), pages 1001-1010.
    5. Bayangos, V.B. & Jansen, K., 2010. "Remittances and competitiveness," ISS Working Papers - General Series 18701, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.

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    Keywords

    Remittances; Monetary policy; Exchange Rate; Capital flows; Dynamic Structural Model;

    JEL classification:

    • F24 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Remittances
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East

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