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Do international remittances cause Dutch disease?

  • Beja, Edsel Jr.
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    The diagnosis: Dutch disease caused by international remittances afflicts the middle income countries but not the upper income and low income countries. The middle income countries can inoculate their economies from getting the disease with robust macro and sectoral economy conditions. But if they get infected, and their condition is not managed well or the illness is not treated, Dutch disease could cripple their economies.

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    Date of creation: 01 Jun 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:23230
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