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Financial development and remittances: Micro-econometric evidence

  • Bettin, Giulia
  • Lucchetti, Riccardo
  • Zazzaro, Alberto

We estimate a behavioural model of household’s remittances to investigate to what extent the level of financial development in the home country affects decisions on whether and how much to remit.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 184-186

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:2:p:184-186
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.12.026
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  11. Giulia BETTIN & Riccardo LUCCHETTI & Alberto ZAZZARO, 2011. "Endogeneity and sample selection in a model for remittances," Working Papers 361, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
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