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Asymmetric real exchange rates and poverty: The role of remittances

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  • Apergis, Nicholas
  • Cooray, Arusha

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This paper explores the asymmetric effect of real exchange rate changes on poverty through the remittance channel for a panel of 99 countries, spanning the period 1980–2015. Considering a threshold partial adjustment modelling approach, the results document that real exchange rate depreciations exert a stronger positive effect on poverty through remittances. The results are expected to be of substantial importance in the case of emerging and developing countries in designing exchange rate and inflation policies that affect the poverty levels of their population through the mechanism of remittances.

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  • Apergis, Nicholas & Cooray, Arusha, 2018. "Asymmetric real exchange rates and poverty: The role of remittances," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 111-119.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ememar:v:35:y:2018:i:c:p:111-119
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ememar.2018.02.001
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    1. Akhtar, Sharmin & Masih, Mansur, 2018. "Does asymmetry matter in the relationship between exchange rate and remittance? Evidence from a remittance recipient country based on ARDL and NARDL," MPRA Paper 91764, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Real exchange rates; Remittances; Poverty; Asymmetric effects;

    JEL classification:

    • F24 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Remittances
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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