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The Determinants Of Worker Remittance In Terms Of Foreign Factors: The Case Of Bangladesh

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  • RANA Rezwanul Hasan

    (American International University, Bangladesh)

  • HASHMI Rubayyat

    (American International University, Bangladesh)

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    TThe aim of this study is to investigate the determinants of worker remittance of Bangladesh. Instead of traditional approach of estimating the remittance determinants, here we propose to use foreign macroeconomic indicators as a proxy determinant to avoid endogeneity. We also used panel estimation technique in our study to incorporate country specific heterogeneity of remittance inflow of Bangladesh. According our study any changes in the number of labor force, consumer price index, export, import, government expenditure and devaluation or appreciation of host countries (origin of the remittance income) currency can significantly influence the inward remittance income of Bangladesh.

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    Article provided by Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences in its journal Studies in Business and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2015)
    Issue (Month): 3 (December)
    Pages: 81-93

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    Handle: RePEc:blg:journl:v:10:y:2015:i:3:p:81-93
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