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

Author/Editor: Yasser Abdih, Adolfo Barajas, Ralph Chami, Christian Ebeke.

Release Date: April, 2012

Price: $18.00

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 more...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Middle East and Central Asia

Release Date: October, 2011

Price: $35.00

The Arab Spring holds the promise of improved living standards and a more prosperous future for the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa region. At the same time, the region is witnessing more...

The Global Financial Crisis and Workers' Remittances to Africa: What's the Damage?

Author/Editor: Ralph Chami, Adolfo Barajas, Anjali Garg, Connel Fullenkamp.

Release Date: January, 2010

Price: $18.00

Using data on the distribution of migrants from Africa, GDP growth forecasts for host countries, and after estimating remittance multipliers in recipient countries, this paper estimates the impact of more...