Remittances Vis-à-Vis Bank Credit and Investment: Evidence from Fiji

Jakhongir Kakhkharov, Lan Archer, Matia Tuisawau, Akata Taito, Mitieli Cama, Parmendra Sharma

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Abstract

This study is among a very few to investigate the impact of international remittances on bank credit and household investment. Using Fiji as a case study and the most recent available data on Household Income and Expenditure Survey together with applying three distinct econometric techniques, we find that remittances significantly increase the likelihood that households receiving remittances obtain income from investing. Remittances also positively influence the value of bank credit, although this effect is statistically weak.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2250003
Number of pages36
JournalReview of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies
Volume25
Issue number1
Early online date7 Feb 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022

Keywords

  • bank credit
  • Fiji
  • Investment
  • remittances

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