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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. 50, no. 8, pp. 1055-1066.

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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 50
Issue number 8
Start page 1055
End page 1066
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 0022-0388
1743-9140
Keyword(s) Economic growth
Remittances
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 2015-12-31
Copyright notice ©2014, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30062018

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Alfred Deakin Research Institute
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