Remittances, Institutions and Economic Growth

Catrinescu, Natalia and Leon-Ledesma, Miguel A. and Piracha, Matloob E and Quillin, Bryce (2009) Remittances, Institutions and Economic Growth. World Development, 37 (1). pp. 81-92. ISSN 0305-750X . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

There is considerable debate regarding the relative contribution of international migrants' remittances to sustainable economic development. While officially recorded remittances to developing countries have increased over the last decade. research has not come to a consensus over whether remittances, have a positive or negative impact on long-run growth. This paper argues that contradictory findings have emerged when looking at the remittances-growth link because of an omitted variable bias: specifically, remittances will be more likely to contribute to longer-term growth ill countries with higher quality political and economic policies and institutions

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: international migration; remittances; growth; institutions; growth regressions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Miguel Leon-Ledesma
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2009 14:05
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 14:19
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/6258 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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