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Are remittances good for economic growth? The role of political institutions

Kevin Williams

Applied Economics Letters, 2018, vol. 25, issue 1, 56-60

Abstract: Within a sample of 109 developing countries for the period 1975–2014 and controlling for country and time-fixed effects, this article presents evidence that workers’ remittances are more effective in promoting growth in developing countries with strong democratic institutions. The evidence is robust to alternative samples and different measures of democratic institutions.

Date: 2018
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