Macroeconomic Impact of Migrant Workers’ Remittances in Bangladesh
Keywords:Remittances, Consumption, Investment, Imports, Economic Growth
Bangladesh being over populated is a cheap less-skilled and semi-skilled labor supplier country in the world and earning huge remittances from the abroad. This paper attempts to examine the dynamic effects of remittances on some important macroeconomic variables like consumption, investment, imports and economic growth in both the short and the long run in Bangladesh covering a period (1977-2014) following Nicholas P.Glytsos (2002) of Keynesian-type econometric model. The study finds using two-stage least square (2SLS) technique that one Taka increase in remittances contributes 3.15 Taka in income in Bangladesh through the impact multiplier as well as dynamic multipliers from the first year to seventh year.
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