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Are Remittances Insurance? Evidence from Rainfall Shocks in the Philippines

Dean Yang and HwaJung Choi.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; International Factor Movements and International Business; International Finance; Economic Development. 10719 words.

Do remittances sent by overseas migrants serve as insurance for recipient households? In a study of how remittances from overseas respond to income shocks experienced by Philippine...

Determinants and Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa

Raju Jan Singh, Markus Haacker, Kyung-woo Lee and Maëlan Le Goff.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2011; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; International Finance; Economywide Country Studies; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance. 8176 words.

This paper investigates the determinants and the macroeconomic role of remittances in sub-Saharan Africa. It assembles the most comprehensive data set available so far on remittances in the...

Geography, trade and regional development: the role of wage costs, exchange rates and currency/capital movements

Michael Dunford, Weidong Liu, Zhigao Liu and Godfrey Yeung.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2014; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; International Factor Movements and International Business; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; International Finance. 9873 words.

Existing theories of geographical specialization and trade can be classified into four groups: supply-side; demand-side; endogenous growth and institutional models. In the recent past,...

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