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

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

Source: 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

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 »

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...

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

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

Source: 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

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...

Caucasus and Central Asia Capital Inflows: A Mixed Blessing?

Caucasus and Central Asia Capital Inflows: A Mixed Blessing? »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 36 Issue 09

Volume/Issue: 36/9

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2007

ISBN: 9781451938432

Keywords: survey, internet, news

IEO on IMF exchange rate advice; GFSR: financial system risks and issues for regulators; good times in Belgium; Africa's oil exporters; outlook for Middle East and Central Asia; Caucasus and Central Asia:capital fl...

FDI and the Investment Climate in the CIS Countries

FDI and the Investment Climate in the CIS Countries »

Source: 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

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...

Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals

Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals »

Source: Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals : Purgatory…not Paradise

Volume/Issue: 2014/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Magud , and Esteban Vesperoni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

ISBN: 9781475543735

Keywords: reversals, macro-prudential, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate flexibility, flexible exchange rate, exchange rate regime, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

We document the behavior of macro and credit variables during episodes of capital inflows reversals in economies with different degrees of exchange rate flexibility. We find that exchange rate flexibility is associ...

Capital Inflows in the Baltic Countries, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Capital Inflows in the Baltic Countries, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union »

Source: Capital Inflows in the Baltic Countries, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union : Monetary and Prudential Issues

Volume/Issue: 1996/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alain Ize

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1996

ISBN: 9781451921243

Keywords: inflation, central bank, monetary policy, money supply, foreign exchange

Significant capital inflows were observed during the first half of 1995 in a number of FSU countries. This paper reviews the recent experience of those countries with significant inflows, examines policy responses...

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

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

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

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

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...