Rainfall, Financial Development, and Remittances : Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa

Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa

Rainfall, Financial Development, and Remittances : Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa
We use annual variation in rainfall to examine the effects that exogenous, transitory income shocks have on remittances in a panel of 42 Sub-Saharan African countries during the period 1960-2007. Our main finding is that these income shocks have a significant positive effect on remittances, but that the effect is significantly decreasing in the READ MORE...

Publication date: July 2011
ISBN 9781455290666
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