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Remittances Channel and Fiscal Impact in the Middle East, North Africa, and  Central Asia

Remittances Channel and Fiscal Impact in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2012/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yasser Abdih , Ralph Chami , Christian Ebeke , and Adolfo Barajas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475502947.001

ISBN: 9781475502947

Keywords: Instrumental variables, Panel data, remittance, tax revenue, fiscal impact, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment: General (includes Measurement and Data)

This paper identifies a remittances channel that transmits exogenous shocks, such as business cycles in remittance-sending countries, to the public finances of remittance-receiving countries. Using panel data for r...

Remittances Channel and Fiscal Impact in the Middle East, North Africa, and  Central Asia

Remittances Channel and Fiscal Impact in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia »

Source: Remittances Channel and Fiscal Impact in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2012/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yasser Abdih , Ralph Chami , Christian Ebeke , and Adolfo Barajas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

ISBN: 9781475502947

Keywords: Instrumental variables, Panel data, remittance, tax revenue, fiscal impact, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment: General (includes Measurement and Data)

This paper identifies a remittances channel that transmits exogenous shocks, such as business cycles in remittance-sending countries, to the public finances of remittance-receiving countries. Using panel data for r...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2009, Middle East and Central Asia

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2009, Middle East and Central Asia »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068582.086

ISBN: 9781589068582

Keywords: oil exporters, exporters, oil importers, remittances, energy exporters

The global economic crisis has taken a toll on the Middle East and Central Asia region, but appropriate policy responses have helped mitigate the impact. Looking ahead, the region's oil exporters are expected to be...

3. The Caucasus and Central Asia: In the Midst of the Crisis

3. The Caucasus and Central Asia: In the Midst of the Crisis »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2009, Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068582

Keywords: oil exporters, exporters, oil importers, remittances, energy exporters

For many countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) region, the impact of the global economic downturn has been severe, but prospects for energy importers and exporters differ starkly. For energy impor...

Do the Gulf Oil-Producing Countries Influence Regional Growth? The Impact of Financial and Remittance Flows

Do the Gulf Oil-Producing Countries Influence Regional Growth? The Impact of Financial and Remittance Flows »

Source: Do the Gulf Oil-Producing Countries Influence Regional Growth? The Impact of Financial and Remittance Flows

Volume/Issue: 2008/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nadeem Ilahi , and Riham Shendy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451870251

Keywords: Business cycle, growth linkages, North, South, GCC, regional linkage, decoupling, divergence, convergence, remittance

This paper tests the association between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries' financial and remittance outflows and regional growth in the Middle East. The findings, based on 35-year panel data, indicate t...

Do the Gulf Oil-Producing Countries Influence Regional Growth? The Impact of Financial and Remittance Flows

Do the Gulf Oil-Producing Countries Influence Regional Growth? The Impact of Financial and Remittance Flows »

Volume/Issue: 2008/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nadeem Ilahi , and Riham Shendy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870251.001

ISBN: 9781451870251

Keywords: Business cycle, growth linkages, North, South, GCC, regional linkage, decoupling, divergence, convergence, remittance

This paper tests the association between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries' financial and remittance outflows and regional growth in the Middle East. The findings, based on 35-year panel data, indicate t...

I. Recent Developments and Outlook

I. Recent Developments and Outlook »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, September 2006, Asia and Pacific

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2006

ISBN: 9781589065956

Keywords: private consumption, inflation, equity markets, capital flows, remittances

Asia’s growth prospects remain bright. Some modest rebalancing of growth is likely, as exports moderate with slowing global growth and domestic demand, in particular investment, firms. China is...

II. Financial Developments in Emerging Asia

II. Financial Developments in Emerging Asia »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, September 2006, Asia and Pacific

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2006

ISBN: 9781589065956

Keywords: private consumption, inflation, equity markets, capital flows, remittances

Prospects for capital flows to emerging Asia remain good, despite the May-June financial turbulence. International investor sentiment toward the region continues to be positive as regional asset...

III. Macroeconomic Policy Issues

III. Macroeconomic Policy Issues »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, September 2006, Asia and Pacific

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2006

ISBN: 9781589065956

Keywords: private consumption, inflation, equity markets, capital flows, remittances

While the monetary tightening cycle appears to be nearing its peak in most Asian economies, the outlook for inflation remains uncertain, and monetary authorities will need to remain attuned to t...

IV. Asian Equity Markets: Growth, Opportunities, and Challenges

IV. Asian Equity Markets: Growth, Opportunities, and Challenges »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, September 2006, Asia and Pacific

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2006

ISBN: 9781589065956

Keywords: private consumption, inflation, equity markets, capital flows, remittances

Asian equity markets have grown significantly in size since the early 1990s, notwithstanding the turbulence that surrounded the late 1990s Asian financial crisis. Asian equity market development...