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Do remittances promote economic growth in the Caribbean Community and Common Market?

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  • Lim, Sokchea
  • Simmons, Walter O.

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The paper investigates the economic importance of remittance flows to the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM). Utilizing panel cointegration tests, the results show that there is no evidence of a long-run relationship between remittances and real GDP per capita or investment but some evidence of a long-run relationship between remittances and consumption. This suggests that remittance inflows to the CARICOM region are used for consumption purposes rather than productivity improving spending.

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  • Lim, Sokchea & Simmons, Walter O., 2015. "Do remittances promote economic growth in the Caribbean Community and Common Market?," Journal of Economics and Business, Elsevier, vol. 77(C), pages 42-59.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jebusi:v:77:y:2015:i:c:p:42-59
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jeconbus.2014.09.001
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