Remittances and economic growth: larger impacts in smaller countries?

Feeny, Simon, Iamsiraroj, Sasi and McGillivray, Mark 2014, Remittances and economic growth: larger impacts in smaller countries?, Journal of Development Studies, vol. Online First, pp. 1-13.

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Title Remittances and economic growth: larger impacts in smaller countries?
Author(s) Feeny, Simon
Iamsiraroj, Sasi
McGillivray, Mark
Journal name Journal of Development Studies
Volume number Online First
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxford, UK
Publication date 2014
ISSN 0022-0388
Keyword(s) Economic growth
Summary This paper examines the impact of remittances on economic growth in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Results from variants of an empirical model suggest that while, on average, there is at best no association between remittances and growth in developing countries, there is a positive association between these variables in SIDS. This finding holds for SIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and the Pacific but not for those in Latin America and the Caribbean. Relationships between remittances, economic volatility, and household labour supply are offered as reasons for these findings.
Language eng
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
160401 Economic Geography
Socio Economic Objective 910103 Economic Growth
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Restricted until 2016-06-15
Copyright notice ©2014, Taylor & Francis
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