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Worker Remittances and Capital Flows

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  • Buch, Claudia M.
  • Kuckulenz, Anja
  • Le Manchec, Marie-Helene

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The debate on the risks and benefits of the globalisation of international capital markets has focused on the volume and the volatility of the main capital flows – foreign direct investment (FDI), portfolio investment, and foreign bank lending. Financial transfers in the form of worker remittances have received less attention in this context. This paper provides an analysis on the magnitude of remittances, their volatility, and their relationship to other capital flows. Moreover, we provide empirical evidence on the determinants of remittances and private capital flows.

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  • Buch, Claudia M. & Kuckulenz, Anja & Le Manchec, Marie-Helene, 2002. "Worker Remittances and Capital Flows," Kiel Working Papers 1130, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
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    Keywords

    remittances; migration; capital flows;

    JEL classification:

    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration

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