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Do Remittances Impact the Economy? Some Empirical Evidences from A Developing Economy


  • Hrushikesh Mallick



The study attempts to examine the impact of remittances on macroeconomic activities (private consumption and investment) and its implications on economic growth in India for the period from 1966-67 to 2003-04. Estimating a general consumption model, the results indicate that remittances along with debt, money supply (net of bank demand deposits) and income, consistently have a positive influence on private consumption. [WP no. 407].

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  • Hrushikesh Mallick, 2009. "Do Remittances Impact the Economy? Some Empirical Evidences from A Developing Economy," Working Papers id:2199, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2199
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    income; emigrant workers; economy; debt; money supply; bank; demand deposits; bank; bank demand deposits; Remittances; consumption; Investment; Growth; Interest Rates; Government Borrowings; Openness of the economy; macroeconomic activities; consumption; investment; private consumption;

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