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Controlling for the underreporting of remittances

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  • J. Scott Shonkwiler
  • David Grigorian
  • Tigran Melkonyan

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Empirical studies that use self-reported data on remittances to measure the latter's impact on microeconomic incentives mostly ignore the potential errors associated with reporting/measurement issues. An econometric procedure to control for these errors is developed and applied to household level data from Armenia. We find evidence of systematic underreporting of remittances. After controlling for this, we find a strong negative impact of remittances on incentives to work.

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  • J. Scott Shonkwiler & David Grigorian & Tigran Melkonyan, 2011. "Controlling for the underreporting of remittances," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(30), pages 4817-4826.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:43:y:2011:i:30:p:4817-4826
    DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2010.498359
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    1. Randall Akee, Devesh Kapur, 2012. "Remittances and Rashomon- Working Paper 285," Working Papers 285, Center for Global Development.

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