Differential impacts of foreign capital and remittance inflows on domestic savings in developing countries: A dynamic heterogeneous panel analysis

Delwar Hossain

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    Abstract

    The study examines the role of foreign capital and remittance inflows in the domestic savings of 63 developing countries for 1971-2010, paying attention to likely differential effects of FDI, portfolio investment, foreign aid and remittances. The conventional homogeneous panel estimates suggest that foreign aid and remittance flows have a significant negative impact on domestic savings. However, these techniques ignore cross-section dependence and parameter heterogeneity properties and hence yield biased and inconsistent estimates. When we allow for parameter heterogeneity and cross-sectional dependence by employing Pesaran's Common Correlated Effects Mean Group estimator technique, only remittances crowd out savings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)102-126
    JournalEconomic Record
    Volume90
    Issue numberS1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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