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Title:
EFFECT OF FOREIGN REMITTANCES ON PRIVATE CONSUMPTION, INVESTMENT, IMPORT AND OUTPUT IN EAST AFRICA COMMUNITY

Authors:
Penuel Nyaanga Ondieng'a, Dr. Alphonce Juma Odondo (PhD), Dr. Benjamin Owuor Ombok (PhD)


Volume - 2 Issue - 6, Pages - 3630-3658

Abstract:
Foreign remittances to East Africa Community (EAC) have increased considerably in the past two decades becoming one of the largest sources of foreign currency earnings. However, despite the remarkable growth of remittances in EAC, little has been researched on its effect on consumption, investment, import and output at macro level. Most of the available literatures concentrates on its effect on poverty reduction at household levels. This study, therefore, sought to empirically test the link between remittances and consumption, investment, import and output. The study used correlational research design anchored on a linear Keynesian macroeconomic model with a dynamic outlook. Panel data set for the period 2000-2014 from the World Bank database for the five EAC countries, namely; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi were used. The study used a Two Stage Least Square (TSLS) method of estimation and established that of foreign remittances have a positive effect on private consumption, investment, import and output in EAC. The study recommends that macroeconomic policies should focus on its sustainability to promote economic growth and makes implications for policy and further research.

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[Ondieng'a, Penuel Nyaanga, Alphonce Juma Odondo, Dr., and Benjamin Owuor Ombok, Dr. "EFFECT OF FOREIGN REMITTANCES ON PRIVATE CONSUMPTION, INVESTMENT, IMPORT AND OUTPUT IN EAST AFRICA COMMUNITY." International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research 2.6 (2017): 3630-658.]

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