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Remittance outflows and inflation: The case of the GCC countries

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  • Termos, Ali
  • Naufal, George
  • Genc, Ismail

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We examine the effect of remittance outflows on inflation in the remitting countries. The growth of remittance outflows depresses inflation rate.

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  • Termos, Ali & Naufal, George & Genc, Ismail, 2013. "Remittance outflows and inflation: The case of the GCC countries," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 120(1), pages 45-47.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:120:y:2013:i:1:p:45-47
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.03.037
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    Keywords

    Remittances; Inflation; MENA; GCC;
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    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
    • F24 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Remittances
    • N15 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Asia including Middle East

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