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Role of remittances in India's economic growth

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  • T.K. Jayaraman
  • Chee-Keong Choong
  • Ronald Ravinesh Kumar

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India has been among the top ten remittance recipient countries in the world since the 1970s. In the context of the ongoing worldwide recession and uncertain export prospects, mobilisation of foreign exchange earnings has assumed greater importance. Given the intensification of financial sector development together with relatively stable capital inflows (FDI and ODA) and the efforts towards formalising the channels of remittance inflows, we find that remittances and the interaction between remittances and financial sector development have had a positive and significant effect on growth over the last four decades (1970-2009). In the light of these findings, it is proposed that the proactive policy measures in India should continue for encouraging remittance inflows for long-term growth and development.

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  • T.K. Jayaraman & Chee-Keong Choong & Ronald Ravinesh Kumar, 2012. "Role of remittances in India's economic growth," Global Business and Economics Review, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 14(3), pages 159-177.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:gbusec:v:14:y:2012:i:3:p:159-177
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    1. Ronald Ravinesh Kumar & Ronald Vijay Naidu & Radika Kumar, 2011. "Exploring the Nexus between Trade, Visitor Arrivals, Remittances and Income in the Pacific: a Study of Vanuatu," Acta Universitatis Danubius. OEconomica, Danubius University of Galati, issue 4(4), pages 199-218, August.
    2. Ronald Kumar, 2014. "Exploring the nexus between tourism, remittances and growth in Kenya," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 48(3), pages 1573-1588, May.
    3. Hong Chen & Tiru Jayaraman, 2016. "Role of Financial Sector in the Remittances-Growth Nexus in Fiji," Remittances Review, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 1(1), pages 17-36, October.
    4. Ronald Ravinesh Kumar & Radika Kumar, 2012. "Exploring sectoral elasticity vis-à-vis per worker income with a focus to agriculture: a study of Sub-Saharan Africa," African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 1(1), pages 27-48.
    5. Ronald Kumar & Peter Stauvermann, 2014. "Exploring the nexus between remittances and economic growth: a study of Bangladesh," International Review of Economics, Springer;Happiness Economics and Interpersonal Relations (HEIRS), vol. 61(4), pages 399-415, December.
    6. Ibrahim Sirkeci & Jeffrey H. Cohen & Dilip Ratha, 2012. "Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 13092.
    7. Kumar, Ronald R., 2010. "Impact of trade openness, remittances, capital inflows & financial development on income in Vanuatu," MPRA Paper 33221, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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