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Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2007/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Catherine Pattillo , and Smita Wagh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451866025

Keywords: remittances, migration, migrant, remittance, international migration

This paper assesses the impact of the steadily growing remittance flows to sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Though the region receives only a small portion of the total recorded remittances to developing countries, and th...

How Big is the Brain Drain?

How Big is the Brain Drain? »

Source: How Big is the Brain Drain?

Volume/Issue: 1998/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): William Carrington , and Enrica Detragiache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1998

ISBN: 9781451948424

Keywords: International labor migration, brain drain, human capital, schooling, educational attainment, migration rates, international migration, number of immigrants

The brain drain from developing countries has been lamented for many years, but knowledge of the empirical magnitude of the phenomenon is scant owing to the lack of systematic data sources. This paper presents esti...

Remittances in Pakistan

Remittances in Pakistan »

Source: Remittances in Pakistan : Why have they gone up, and why Aren't they coming down?

Volume/Issue: 2011/200

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Sun , and Udo Kock

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462303236

Keywords: remittances, remittance, worker migration, labor migration, International Factor Movements and International Business: General,

The flow of workers' remittances to Pakistan has more than quadrupled in the last eight years and it shows no sign of slowing down, despite the economic downturn in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and other impo...

The Macroeconomics of Remittances

The Macroeconomics of Remittances »

Source: The Macroeconomics of Remittances : The Case of Tajikistan

Volume/Issue: 2006/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862621

Keywords: international migration, migration, banking, banking system, impact of remittances, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The paper seeks to assess the macroeconomic implications of large-scale inward remittances for a small open economy. By including remittances in several standard models, the paper concludes that the overall macroec...

Institutional Development

Institutional Development »

Source: Institutional Development : Skill Transference Through a Reversal of 'Human Capital Flight' or Technical Assistance

Volume/Issue: 1997/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1997

ISBN: 9781451952384

Keywords: international migration, brain drain, institutions, wage, wage levels

We examine the issue of technical assistance versus brain drain repatriation as alternative strategies for transferring scarce skills to a skill-poor economy. Technical assistance relies mainly on expatriate skills...

Does an Inclusive Citizenship Law Promote Economic Development?

Does an Inclusive Citizenship Law Promote Economic Development? »

Source: Does an Inclusive Citizenship Law Promote Economic Development?

Volume/Issue: 2019/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Kangni Kpodar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484383070

Keywords: Economic development, Political economy, Citizenship laws, legal origin, International Migration

This paper analyzes the impact of citizenship laws on economic development. We first document the evolution of citizenship laws around the world, highlighting the main features of jus soli, jus sanguinis as well as...

Macroeconomic Determinants of Remittances

Macroeconomic Determinants of Remittances »

Source: Macroeconomic Determinants of Remittances : Evidence from India

Volume/Issue: 2005/224

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Poonam Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862430

Keywords: oil prices, migration, determinants of remittances, International Factor Movements and International Business: General,

Remittances to India have been growing rapidly since 1991, making it one of the largest recipients of remittances. This paper analyzes the determinants of remittances to India and finds that their growth over time...

The Labor Market Integration of Migrants in Europe: New Evidence from Micro Data

The Labor Market Integration of Migrants in Europe: New Evidence from Micro Data »

Source: The Labor Market Integration of Migrants in Europe: New Evidence from Micro Data

Volume/Issue: 2018/232

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giang Ho , and Rima Turk-Ariss

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484381168

Keywords: International migration; labor market integration; employment; micro data, International migration, labor market integration, employment, micro data, General, Demographic Trends and Forecasts

This paper presents novel empirical evidence on the labor market integration of migrants across Europe. It investigates how successfully migrants integrate in 13 European countries by applying a unified framework t...

How to Improve the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in the West African Economic and Monetary Union1

How to Improve the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in the West African Economic and Monetary Union1 »

Source: How to Improve the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Volume/Issue: 2015/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2015

ISBN: 9781484366646

Keywords: WAEMU, low-income countries, exchange rate, interest, exchange, interest rates, inflation, International Migration, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) is a currency union with a fixed exchange rate and limited capital mobility and, therefore, an independent monetary policy in the short run. The Central Bank of...

Three Million Foreigners, Three Million Unemployed? Immigration and the French Labor Market

Three Million Foreigners, Three Million Unemployed? Immigration and the French Labor Market »

Source: Three Million Foreigners, Three Million Unemployed? Immigration and the French Labor Market

Volume/Issue: 1999/124

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dominique Gross

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451854701

Keywords: International migration, labor market dynamics, cointegration, unemployment, unemployment rate, employment, job creation, unemployed

This paper investigates the effects of the flows of immigrant workers on the French labor market between the mid-1970s and mid-1990s. Using a system of equations for unemployment, labor-force participation, the rea...