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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...

Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067011.084

ISBN: 9781589067011

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

Given the large size of aggregate remittance flows (billions of dollars annually), they should be expected to have significant macroeconomic effects on the economies that receive them. This paper directly addresses...

Chapter 2. Literature on Remittances

Chapter 2. Literature on Remittances »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589064904

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

The growing body of literature on migration and remittances provides a useful framework to analyze these phenomena in Moldova, as well as to help with policy conclusions and recommendations. 1...

Chapter 3. Migration and Remittances in Moldova—A Microperspective

Chapter 3. Migration and Remittances in Moldova—A Microperspective »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589064904

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

This chapter reports on the results of a survey of migration and remittances in Moldova. The survey was sponsored by the Chişinău offices of the International Organization for Migration and the Food Security...

Remittances in Pakistan

Remittances in Pakistan »

Source: Remittances in Pakistan : Why have they gone up, and why Aren't they coming down?

Volume/Issue: 2011/200

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Sun , and Udo Kock

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462303236

Keywords: remittances, remittance, worker migration, labor migration, International Factor Movements and International Business: General,

The flow of workers' remittances to Pakistan has more than quadrupled in the last eight years and it shows no sign of slowing down, despite the economic downturn in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and other impo...

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...

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...

II Remittances: Measurement Matters

II Remittances: Measurement Matters »

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

Why Study the Macro Effects of Remittances? The unique characteristics of remittances and their potential economic impact have attracted the attention of policymakers and researchers...

III Remittances: Stylized Facts

III Remittances: Stylized Facts »

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

Given the findings of the previous chapter, the next logical step is to establish a new set of stylized facts about remittances derived from properly measured data. Because stylized facts identify the basic...

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...