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What Do Remittances Do? Analyzing the Private Remittance Transmission Mechanism in El Salvador, Luis René Cáceres, Nolvia Nery Saca

Abstract
Family remittances are important for El Salvador's economy. This paper analyzes the impact of remittances on El Salvador's economy and the spillover effects on the other Central American countries. A vector autoregression (VAR) model is formulated, consisting of real and monetary variables. The results suggest that in, El Salvador, remittances lead to decreases in economic activity, international reserves, and money supply and increases in the interest rate, imports, and consumer prices. This underscores the need for reorienting economic policy in El Salvador to promote the use of remittances in capital formation activities to maximize the benefit of remittances
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. BRIEF REVIEW OF RESEARCH ON EL SALVADOR�S RECEIPTS OF REMITTANCES""; ""III. STYLIZED FACTS OF EL SALVADOR�S ECONOMY, 1995�2004""; ""IV. MODEL SPECIFICATION AND DATA ISSUES""; ""V. EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE: TRANSMISSION MECHANISM""; ""VI. CONCLUSIONS AND ECONOMIC POLICY IMPLICATIONS""; ""APPENDIXES""; ""References""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
"November 2006."
Physical Description
1 online resource (32 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781283513913

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