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IV What Drives Remittance Flows?

IV What Drives Remittance Flows? »

Source: Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances

Series: Occasional Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2008

ISBN: 9781589067011

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Capital inflows, Economic models, Economic growth, Real effective exchange rates, Income, Migration, Labor markets, Workers remittances, remittances

Understanding the motivations for remitting is necessary for analyzing the wider economic consequences of remittances, for at least two reasons. First, the amount that a migrant transfers to family members r...

V Macroeconomic Implications of Remittances: Theory

V Macroeconomic Implications of Remittances: Theory »

Source: Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances

Series: Occasional Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2008

ISBN: 9781589067011

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Capital inflows, Economic models, Economic growth, Real effective exchange rates, Income, Migration, Labor markets, Workers remittances, remittances

Previous chapters have documented the rising importance of workers’ remittances as resource flows to developing countries. As with earlier surges in other types of resource flows to such countries, this chan...

VI Macroeconomic Implications of Remittances: A General Equilibrium Model with Money

VI Macroeconomic Implications of Remittances: A General Equilibrium Model with Money »

Source: Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances

Series: Occasional Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2008

ISBN: 9781589067011

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Capital inflows, Economic models, Economic growth, Real effective exchange rates, Income, Migration, Labor markets, Workers remittances, remittances

The existing literature has largely been silent concerning the impact of remittances on the functioning of government policy and the macroeconomy. In the absence of a unified framework for evaluating this im...

VII An Empirical Investigation of the Macroeconomic Effects of Remittances

VII An Empirical Investigation of the Macroeconomic Effects of Remittances »

Source: Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances

Series: Occasional Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2008

ISBN: 9781589067011

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Capital inflows, Economic models, Economic growth, Real effective exchange rates, Income, Migration, Labor markets, Workers remittances, remittances

This chapter presents an empirical examination of the macroeconomic effects of remittances on remittance-receiving economies. Much of the early work on remittances’ macroeconomic impacts was carried out with...

Are Workers' Remittances a Hedge Against Macroeconomic Shocks? the Case of Sri Lanka

Are Workers' Remittances a Hedge Against Macroeconomic Shocks? the Case of Sri Lanka »

Source: Are Workers' Remittances a Hedge Against Macroeconomic Shocks? the Case of Sri Lanka

Volume/Issue: 2007/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marta Ruiz-Arranz , and Erik Lueth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865868

Keywords: Workers&;amp;#x2019; remittances, Cyclicality, Macroeconomic Shock, Vector Error Correction Model, remittances, remittance, remittance receipts, cointegration, International Factor Movements: Other, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

We estimate a vector error correction (VEC) model for Sri Lanka to determine the response of remittance receipts to macroeconomic shocks. This is the first attempt of its kind in the literature. We find that remitt...

Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development?

Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development? »

Source: Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development?

Volume/Issue: 2003/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Samir Jahjah , Ralph Chami , and Connel Fullenkamp

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451859638

Keywords: altruism, asymmetric information, private income transfers, worker, worker remittances, migration, remittance, Asymmetric and Private Information, Household Behavior, International Factor Movements and International Business,

The role of remittances in development and economic growth is not well understood. This is partly because the literatures on the causes and effects of remittances remain separate. We develop a framework that links...

Do Workers' Remittances Promote Economic Growth?

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873009.001

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...

Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances

Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances »

Source: Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances : How Do Migrant Workers Respond to Cyclical Movements of GDP At Home?

Volume/Issue: 2006/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serdar Sayan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451863123

Keywords: workers&;amp;#x2019; remittances, consumption vs. investment motive, remittances, remittance, remittance receipts, real gdp, migrant, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Other,

Workers' remittances are often argued to have a tendency to move countercyclically with the GDP in recipient countries since migrant workers are expected to remit more during down cycles of economic activity back h...

Altruism and Workers' Remittances

Altruism and Workers' Remittances »

Source: Altruism and Workers' Remittances : Evidence from Selected Countries in the Middle East and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2006/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863901

Keywords: altruism, co-integration, cointegration, equation, workers ? remittances, equations, Household Behavior: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production

Workers' remittances have been playing an increasingly important role in the balance of payments of many countries and can significantly contribute to the strength of their external positions. Assessing the likely...

A Theory of Workers' Remittances with An Application to Morocco

A Theory of Workers' Remittances with An Application to Morocco »

Source: A Theory of Workers' Remittances with An Application to Morocco

Volume/Issue: 2004/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451859898

Keywords: altruism, portfolio diversification, co-integration, equation, workers ? remittances, migration, statistics, Household Behavior: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving

This paper provides a model on how altruism, "attachment" to the home country, and portfolio diversification may act as potential motives behind workers' remittances. It shows that the level of workers' remittances...