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REMITTANCES, INSTITUTIONS AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION: NEW EVIDENCE OF NON-LINEARITY

Murat Issabayev, Hayotbek Saydaliyev, Veysel Avsar () and Chin Lee ()
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Hayotbek Saydaliyev: Suleyman Demirel University, Kaskelen, Karasay, 040900 Almaty, Kazakhstan3Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, 43400 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Global Economy Journal (GEJ), 2020, vol. 20, issue 01, 1-19

Abstract: This paper investigates the effect of remittance inflows on financial inclusion. Using data from high remittance-receiving developing countries and applying dynamic panel data methods, we find that remittance inflow has a negative impact on financial inclusion for countries with low level of remittances. However, this relationship is positive for countries with high level of remittances. Our study found that there exists a nonlinear relationship between remittances and financial inclusion. We also show that the effect of remittances on the financial inclusion is conditional upon people’s perception about institutions.

Keywords: Remittance; financial inclusion; dynamic panel data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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