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Do political institutions improve the effect of remittances on economic growth? Evidence from South-Mediterranean countries

Imad El Hamma ()

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Abstract: This paper examines the link between remittances, institutions quality and economic growth for 11 South-Mediterranean countries (SMC) over the period 1984–2014. Based on a Generalized Method of Moment (GMM) estimation, the empirical analysis reveals three findings: institutions quality have a positive effect on economic growth, there is no direct link between remittances and economic growth and remittances and institutional quality are complements in enhancing economic growth.

Keywords: Remittances; institutions quality; economic growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017
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Published in Economics Bulletin, Economics Bulletin, 2017, 37 (3), pp.2133-2148

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