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Do remittances increase the size of the informal economy in Sub-saharan African countries?

Henri Njangang (), Edmond Noubissi () and Hilaire Nkengfack ()
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Hilaire Nkengfack: LAREFA, University of Dschang

Economics Bulletin, 2018, vol. 38, issue 4, 1997-2007

Abstract: This paper investigates the relationship between remittances and the size of the informal economy for 30 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries over the period 1991-2015. Based on Ordinary Least Squared (OLS) and System Generalized Method of Moments (GMM), empirical findings show that remittances increase the size of the informal economy.

Keywords: remittances; the informal economy; GMM; SSA (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O1 E2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-10-30
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