Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department or Program



Dr. Richard Grabowski


The amount of remittances flowing into developing countries has increased significantly since 1970. More recently remittances have outpaced direct aid flows to developing countries. Remittances can provide a very useful source of cash flow to developing countries, by providing a source of income that households can use more resources on consumption and investment purposes. This can perhaps help proxy for foreign direct investment in these countries and lead to higher economic growth and better economic development outcomes in the long run. In this paper I will be doing a cross country regression analysis looking at remittances effect on long run economic development.