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The Macroeconomics of Workers’ Remittances in GCC Countries

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  • Brahim Razgallah

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    (Arab Monetary Fund)

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    The paper investigates the macroeconomic effects of workers’ remittances on the economies of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The theoretical Dutch Disease model is augmented in order to take into account migration and remittances, and the paper shows that workers’ remittances from the Gulf dampen the appreciation of the real exchange rate led by the boom in oil resources.

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    Length: 16
    Date of creation: 06 Jan 2008
    Date of revision: 06 Jan 2008
    Publication status: Published by The Economic Research Forum (ERF)
    Handle: RePEc:erg:wpaper:410
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    1. Bela Balassa, 1964. "The Purchasing-Power Parity Doctrine: A Reappraisal," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 72, pages 584-584.
    2. Corden, W M, 1984. "Booming Sector and Dutch Disease Economics: Survey and Consolidation," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 36(3), pages 359-380, November.
    3. Hamid Faruqee, 1995. "Long-Run Determinants of the Real Exchange Rate: A Stock-Flow Perspective," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 42(1), pages 80-107, March.
    4. Corden, W Max & Neary, J Peter, 1982. "Booming Sector and De-Industrialisation in a Small Open Economy," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 92(368), pages 825-848, December.
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