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The Impact of Remittances on Economic Activity: The Importance of Sectoral Linkages

The Impact of Remittances on Economic Activity: The Importance of Sectoral Linkages »

Volume/Issue: 2019/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hector Perez-Saiz , Jemma Dridi , Tunc Gursoy , and Mounir Bari

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498324489.001

ISBN: 9781498324489

Keywords: Economic conditions, National accounts aggregates, Real sector, Official development assistance, Foreign direct investment, Remittances, Sub-Saharan Africa, networks, centrality, remittance inflow

We propose a simple macroeconomic model with input-output sectoral linkages based on Acemoglu et al. (2016) to quantify how changes in aggregate demand due to additional income from household's remittances propagat...

Benin
			: Selected Issues

Benin : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/2

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484336540.002

ISBN: 9781484336540

Keywords: Economic growth, Fiscal reforms, Export diversification, Public investment, Poverty, Taxation, Productivity, Selected issues, Benin, Economic indicators

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the growth, structural transformation, and export diversification in Benin. Although Benin has delivered high economic growth over recent years, it faces critical challenges rega...