Adenutsi, Deodat E. and Aziakpono, Meshach J. and Ocran, Matthew K. (2011): The changing impact of macroeconomic environment on remittance inflows in sub-Saharan Africa. Published in: Journal of Academic Research in Economics , Vol. 3, No. 2 (July 2011): pp. 136-167.
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This paper identifies the core macroeconomic factors responsible for explaining the changing levels in international remittances received by SSA countries. A set of annual panel data on 36 SSA countries, covering 1980-2009, was used in a ‘system’ Generalised Method of Moments following Blundell and Bond (1998) dynamic panel-data estimation technique. In order to provide a more detailed insight into the possible dynamics of varying impact of macroeconomic variables that explain remittances received in SSA, decade-based (1980-89, 1990-99, and 2000-09), as well as an overall study period, 1980-2009, estimations were carried out. It was found that both migrant home-country and host-country macroeconomic environment impact on remittance inflows in SSA with a varying impact overtime. In absolute terms, generally, whilst the impact of real exchange rate, migrant income, and institutional quality has been increasing on remittances overtime, the effects of family income and the rate of inflation has be decreasing overtime
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The changing impact of macroeconomic environment on remittance inflows in sub-Saharan Africa|
|English Title:||The changing impact of macroeconomic environment on remittance inflows in sub-Saharan Africa|
|Keywords:||Migrant; Remittances; Macroeconomic Policy; system Dynamic GMM Panel Estimation|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F22 - International Migration
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C23 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F24 - Remittances
|Depositing User:||Deodat E. Adenutsi|
|Date Deposited:||05. Mar 2012 10:07|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 07:07|
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