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The Impact of IMF-Supported Programs on FDI in Low-income Countries

The Impact of IMF-Supported Programs on FDI in Low-income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2015/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Al-Sadiq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513502342.001

ISBN: 9781513502342

Keywords: IMF-Supported Programs, FDI Inflows, Low-income Countries, Treatment Effects Model, Propensity Score Matching, gdp, income, investment, variables, value

It is common for IMF-supported adjustment programs with low-income member countries (LICs) to project that they will facilitate FDI inflows. The main objective of this paper is to empirically examine this hypothesi...

Garbage In, Gospel Out? Controlling for the Underreporting of Remittances

Garbage In, Gospel Out? Controlling for the Underreporting of Remittances »

Volume/Issue: 2008/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Melkonyan , David Grigorian , and J. Scott Shonkwiler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870886.001

ISBN: 9781451870886

Keywords: censored data, measurement error, remittances, migration, equation, remittance, survey,

Empirical studies that use self-reported data on remittances to measure the latter's impact on microeconomic incentives mostly ignore the potential errors associated with reporting/measurement issues. An econometri...

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 »

Volume/Issue: 2008/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Melkonyan , and David Grigorian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868814.001

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...