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Tuesday 13
D4 - Macroeconomics, Growth III
Chair: Gisle Natvik
› 14:50 - 15:15 (25min)
› Auditorium - 2nd floor
Workers' Remittances and Borrowing Constraints in Recipient Countries
Nicolas Destrée  1@  
1 : Aix-Marseille School of Economics  (AMSE)  -  Website
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
GREQAM, Centre de la Charité, 2 rue de la Charité, 13236 Marseille Cedex 02 -  France

 This paper focuses on the role played by remittances in constrained economies. We consider an overlapping generations economy in which households have access to International Capital Market and the possibility to borrow to finance children education in order to receive remittances. Following the literature, we assume that remittances relax borrowing constraints. These inflows may reduce or increase domestic savings and capital accumulation, according to the level of capital inflows constraint. Because of the OLG structure, the country may either be constrained or unconstrained in the long run. Remittances may make the initially constrained economy converging to the unconstrained steady state.

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