Mallick, Debdulal and Cooray, Arusha (2010): International Business Cycles and Remittance Flows.
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In this paper, we investigate the macroeconomic determinants and the effect of host country business cycles on remittance inflows. Estimating a dynamic panel data model by the system GMM, we document that remittance inflows are pro-cyclical to home country volatility but counter-cyclical to the volatility in host countries. This result does not hold for high income counties for which remittance inflows are acyclical to home country volatility but pro-cyclical to the volatility in host countries. For a host country, remittance outflows are counter-cyclical to the volatility of home countries. Trade openness is the single most important factor that determines both remittance inflows and outflows for the home and host countries, respectively.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||International Business Cycles and Remittance Flows|
|English Title:||International Business Cycles and Remittance Flows|
|Keywords:||Remittance, volatility, international business cycle, dynamic panel data|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F22 - International Migration
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles > E32 - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C23 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F24 - Remittances
|Depositing User:||Debdulal Mallick|
|Date Deposited:||09. Oct 2010 12:47|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 06:02|
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