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The macroeconomic determinants of remittances in Bangladesh

  • Hasan, Mohammad Monirul

This paper examines the macroeconomic determinants of workers’ remittances in Bangladesh. Various regressions in the paper find that the macroeconomic variables such as inflation, interest rate, exchange rate of Bangladesh and GDP of the five remittance sending countries have significant impact on remittance. In the analysis it is found that if the domestic interest rate goes up by 1%, on average, then the remittance will increase by 1.94%. Therefore, remittance in Bangladesh is very responsive to changes in the domestic interest rate. Again, if the GDP of the rest of the five countries increases by 1%, then remittance will increase by 3.06 %

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 27744.

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Date of creation: Feb 2008
Date of revision: Sep 2010
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:27744
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