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Diaspora parité du pouvoir d'achat incertitude et épargne


  • Jellal, Mohamed
  • Bouzahzah, Mohamed


The purpose of this paper is to analyze the behavior and performance of migrants in the presence of an uncertain purchasing power parity.We show , in particular, that the impact of the probability of return remains ambiguous regarding both the savings and labor supply of the migrants , this theoritical finding seems to relativize those in the literature on this topic

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  • Jellal, Mohamed & Bouzahzah, Mohamed, 2012. "Diaspora parité du pouvoir d'achat incertitude et épargne," MPRA Paper 38746, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:38746

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    Diaspora; puschasing power parity; uncertainty; saving; labor supply;

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    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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