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Financial development and remittances: micro-econometric evidence

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  • Giulia Bettin

    () (Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), Germany)

  • Riccardo Lucchetti

    () (Universit… Politecnica delle Marche, Department of Economics)

  • Alberto Zazzaro

    () (Universit… Politecnica delle Marche, MoFiR)

Abstract

We estimate a behavioural model of household's remittances to investigate to what extent the level of financial development in the home country affects decisions on whether and how much to remit.

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  • Giulia Bettin & Riccardo Lucchetti & Alberto Zazzaro, 2011. "Financial development and remittances: micro-econometric evidence," Mo.Fi.R. Working Papers 56, Money and Finance Research group (Mo.Fi.R.) - Univ. Politecnica Marche - Dept. Economic and Social Sciences.
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    1. Coulibaly, Dramane, 2015. "Remittances and financial development in Sub-Saharan African countries: A system approach," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 249-258.
    2. Giulia Bettin & Alberto Zazzaro, 2016. "The Impact of Natural Disasters on Remittances to Low- and Middle-income Countries," CSEF Working Papers 431, Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy.
    3. Bang, James T. & Mitra, Aniruddha & Wunnava, Phanindra V., 2013. "Financial Liberalization and Remittances: Recent Longitudinal Evidence," IZA Discussion Papers 7497, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    4. Nephil Matangi Maskay & Sven Steinkamp & Frank Westermann, 2014. "On Remittances, Foreign Currency Exposure and Credit Constraints: Evidence from Nepal," Working Papers 101, Institute of Empirical Economic Research, Osnabrueck University, revised 25 Jul 2017.
    5. Jounghyeon Kim, 2013. "Remittances and Currency Crisis: The Case of Developing and Emerging Countries," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(6), pages 88-111, November.
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    7. Nephil Matangi Maskay, Ph.D. & Sven Steinkamp, Ph.D. & Frank Westermann, Ph.D., 2015. "The Impact of Remittances on Central Bank Balance Sheets and Inflation in Nepal," NRB Economic Review, Nepal Rastra Bank, Research Department, vol. 27(2), pages 1-18, October.
    8. Alexis Antoniades & Ganesh Seshan & Roberto A. Weber & Robertas Zubrickas, 2013. "On altruism and remittances," ECON - Working Papers 131, Department of Economics - University of Zurich.
    9. Gloria Clarissa O. Dzeha, 2016. "The decipher, theory or empirics: a review of remittance studies," African Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(2), pages 113-134.
    10. Michael Clemens and Timothy N. Ogden, 2014. "Migration as a Strategy for Household Finance: A Research Agenda on Remittances, Payments, and Development- Working Paper 354," Working Papers 354, Center for Global Development.
    11. Nwosu O. Emmanuel & Fonta M. William & Aneke Gladys & Yuni N. Denis, 2012. "Microeconomic determinants of migrant remittances to Nigerian households," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(4), pages 3425-3438.

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    Keywords

    Financial Development; Migrants' Remittances;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • F24 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Remittances
    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General

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