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Remittances Channel and Fiscal Impact in the Middle East, North Africa, and  Central Asia

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Volume/Issue: 2012/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yasser Abdih , Ralph Chami , Christian Ebeke , and Adolfo Barajas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475502947.001

ISBN: 9781475502947

Keywords: Instrumental variables, Panel data, remittance, tax revenue, fiscal impact, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment: General (includes Measurement and Data)

This paper identifies a remittances channel that transmits exogenous shocks, such as business cycles in remittance-sending countries, to the public finances of remittance-receiving countries. Using panel data for r...

How Russia Affects the Neighborhood - Trade, Financial, and Remittance Channels

How Russia Affects the Neighborhood - Trade, Financial, and Remittance Channels »

Volume/Issue: 2009/277

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaime Espinosa-Bowen , Nadeem Ilahi , and Fahad Alturki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874228.001

ISBN: 9781451874228

Keywords: business cycle, growth linkages, Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), regional linkages, decoupling, divergence, convergence, and trade, gdp growth

We test the extent to which growth in the 11 CIS countries (excluding Russia) was associated with developments in Russia, overall, as well as through the trade, financial and remittance channels over the last decad...

FDI and the Investment Climate in the CIS Countries

FDI and the Investment Climate in the CIS Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2003/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Clinton Shiells

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451972849.003

ISBN: 9781451972849

Keywords: Former Soviet Union, Montenegro, Transition economies, Investment climate, FDI, Regional issues, investment, capital flows, direct investment,

In view of disappointing levels of inward foreign direct investment (FDI), this paper examines capital flows into the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries and investigates the main impediments to a mo...