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Regulatory Frameworks for Hawala and Other Remittance Systems

Regulatory Frameworks for Hawala and Other Remittance Systems »

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064232.072

ISBN: 9781589064232

Keywords: remittance, money laundering, remittances, money remittance, alternative remittance

Hawala and other remittance systems have gained attention in recent years with the substantial growth of remittance flows from countries with large migrant labor forces and with increased focus on combating money l...

Migration and Remittances in Moldova

Migration and Remittances in Moldova »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Milan Cuc , Erik Lundback , and Edgardo Ruggiero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064904.058

ISBN: 9781589064904

Keywords: Workers remittances, remittances, migration, workers? remittances, balance of payments, migrant

Labor migration and remittances, which have increasingly become a part of the global landscape, have profound economic and social consequences. Moldova, a small low-income country where an estimated one-third of th...

Do Workers' Remittances Promote Economic Growth?

Do Workers' Remittances Promote Economic Growth? »

Source: Do Workers' Remittances Promote Economic Growth?

Volume/Issue: 2009/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Gapen , Ralph Chami , Peter Montiel , Adolfo Barajas , and Connel Fullenkamp

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451873009

Keywords: private flows, remittance, workers ? remittances, remittance flows,

Over the past decades, workers' remittances have grown to become one of the largest sources of financial flows to developing countries, often dwarfing other widely-studied sources such as private capital and offici...

Remittances in the Pacific Region

Remittances in the Pacific Region »

Source: Remittances in the Pacific Region

Volume/Issue: 2007/35

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aiko Mineshima , and Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865998

Keywords: remittance, employment, migration, remittance flows

Remittances are large and have grown substantially over the past decade in the Pacific region. This primarily reflects the impact of emigration due to low growth and limited employment prospects at home. Many Pacif...

Do Remittances to Latin America Depend on the U.S. Business Cycle?

Do Remittances to Latin America Depend on the U.S. Business Cycle? »

Source: Do Remittances to Latin America Depend on the U.S. Business Cycle?

Volume/Issue: 2007/273

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ewa Gradzka , and Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451868364

Keywords: remittance, remittance flows, correlations, cointegration

We use a range of methods and remittance data from 1990 to 2007 to assess the strength and significance of linkages between remittance flows to Latin America and the U.S. business cycle. All of the evidence suggest...

Microeconomic Implications of Remittances in an Overlapping Generations Model with Altruism and Self-Interest

Microeconomic Implications of Remittances in an Overlapping Generations Model with Altruism and Self-Interest »

Source: Microeconomic Implications of Remittances in an Overlapping Generations Model with Altruism and Self-Interest

Volume/Issue: 2008/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Melkonyan , and David Grigorian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451868814

Keywords: microeconomics of remittances, migrant, remittance, impact of remittances,

The paper explicitly models the dynamic strategic aspects of the interaction between the migrant and the remittance-receiving relative(s), with the migrant behaving as a Stackelberg leader. It is also different fro...

Remittances

Remittances »

Source: Remittances : An Automatic Output Stabilizer?

Volume/Issue: 2009/91

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Ralph Chami , and Peter Montiel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872385

Keywords: output volatility, stability, remittance, remittance flows, remittance inflows,

Remittance flows appear to be falling worldwide for the first time in decades as a result of the ongoing financial turmoil. It is suspected that the drop in remittance income into developing and emerging markets wi...

Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2007/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Catherine Pattillo , and Smita Wagh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451866025

Keywords: remittances, migration, migrant, remittance, international migration

This paper assesses the impact of the steadily growing remittance flows to sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Though the region receives only a small portion of the total recorded remittances to developing countries, and th...

3. Comparing Mature and Nascent Remittance Corridors: U.S.-Mexico and Canada-Vietnam

3. Comparing Mature and Nascent Remittance Corridors: U.S.-Mexico and Canada-Vietnam »

Source: Regulatory Frameworks for Hawala and Other Remittance Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064232

Keywords: remittance, money laundering, remittances, money remittance, alternative remittance

In recent years, as remittance flows and funds transfer systems have become increasingly important for international policymakers, the broad concepts of remittance phenomena have become well documented. This...

5. The Netherlands—Supervision of Money Remittance Offices

5. The Netherlands—Supervision of Money Remittance Offices »

Source: Regulatory Frameworks for Hawala and Other Remittance Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064232

Keywords: remittance, money laundering, remittances, money remittance, alternative remittance

Given the large turnover in the money remittance sector, money remittance offices are considered a significant part of the Dutch financial system. In addition, because it has emerged that money remittances c...