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Remittances flow and financial development in Bangladesh

  • Chowdhury, Mamta B.

Workers' remittance is a major source of foreign exchange earnings and plays an important role in the economy of Bangladesh. It accounts for 12% of GDP in 2010. This paper examines with annual data for 1971–2008, whether the flow of remittances is contributing positively to the development of the financial system of the country. Our results suggest that remittances have a significant positive effect on financial development. However, financial sector's development is neutral in its effect on the inflow of remittances.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Modelling.

Volume (Year): 28 (2011)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 2600-2608

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:28:y:2011:i:6:p:2600-2608
DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2011.07.013
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