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A Model of Remittance Determination Applied to Middle East and North Africa Countries

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  • NICHOLAS GLYTSOS

    (CENTER OF PLANNING & ECONOMIC RESEARC, ATHENS, GREECE)

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The objective is to construct and estimate a model of remittance determination which reflects individual behaviour of the migrant and his family, treating remittances as an endogenous variable in the migration system. Behind this model is found the idea of the relative bargaining power, inherent in the implicit contract theory, which determines priorities for present or future consumption of remittances. The model has two purposes: estimate the relative significance of behavioural and macroeconomic variables in remittance determination, and interpret, in a feedback manner, the results with respect to the theoretical postulates. All countries concerned are found to demonstrate unstable and volatile income expectations, with implications to remitting behaviour, and to present-future priorities.

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  • Nicholas Glytsos, 2005. "A Model of Remittance Determination Applied to Middle East and North Africa Countries," Labor and Demography 0505016, EconWPA.
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    1. Aysit Tansel & Pinar Yasar, 2010. "Macroeconomic impact of remittances on output growth: Evidence from Turkey," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 7(2), pages 132-143, October.
    2. Ghazi Al-Assaf & Abdullah M. Al-Malki, 2014. "Modelling the Macroeconomic Determinants of Workers’ Remittances: The Case of Jordan," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 4(3), pages 514-526.
    3. Bettin, Giulia & Paçacı Elitok, Seçil & Straubhaar, Thomas, 2012. "Causes and consequences of the downturn in financial remittances to Turkey: A descriptive approach," Edition HWWI: Chapters,in: Turkey, migration and the EU, pages 133-166 Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).
    4. Jonathan Yoder & Adam McCoy & Mudziviri Nziramasanga, 2008. "The check is in the mail: Household characteristics and migrant remittance from the U.S. to Mexico," Working Papers 2008-1, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University.
    5. López Parra, Elibeth & Cruz-Rodríguez, Alexis, 2016. "Determinantes macroeconómicos de las remesas en los países del DR-CAFTA
      [Macroeconomic determinants of remittances in the countries of DR- CAFTA]
      ," MPRA Paper 68886, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Model; Migration; Remittances; Determinants; MENA;

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    • J - Labor and Demographic Economics

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