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Do international remittances cause Dutch disease?

By Edsel Jr. Beja

Abstract

The diagnosis: Dutch disease caused by international remittances afflicts the middle income countries but not the upper income and low income countries. The middle income countries can inoculate their economies from getting the disease with robust macro and sectoral economy conditions. But if they get infected, and their condition is not managed well or the illness is not treated, Dutch disease could cripple their economies.

Topics: F22 - International Migration, O1 - Economic Development, F00 - General, O41 - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models, O5 - Economywide Country Studies, O14 - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology, F24 - Remittances
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.2139/ssrn.1618744
OAI identifier: oai:mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de:23230

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