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Publié le 21 avril 2021 Mis à jour le 27 avril 2021
Le 27 avril 2021 De 17:30 à 18:30

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Remittances and Industrialization in Africa: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms Data

coauteur : Mahamat Moustapha

Discutants : Jean Louis Combes, Tarna Silue


In this paper, we examine the effect of sub-Saharan Africa’s new main source of external finance,namely remittances, on industrialization. Using a fixed-effects instrumental variable approach andfirm survey data, we first find that international remittances increase both capital acquisition bynationals in existing manufacturing firms (intensive margin) and the entry of new manufacturingfirms into the market (extensive margin). Second, the results show a negative effect of internationalremittances on the sales of manufacturing firms. Third, a positive effect of international remittanceson employment in manufacturing firms is highlighted. Finally, the results are robust to the changeof remittances’ measure and the exclusion of over-represented and most industrialized countries.

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