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dc.contributor.authorKakhkharov, Jakhongir
dc.contributor.authorAkimov, Alexandr
dc.contributor.editorJamilov, R
dc.contributor.editorAkbar, YH
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-07T23:40:46Z
dc.date.available2018-10-07T23:40:46Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78441-682-9
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/S1569-376720150000016014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/154700
dc.description.abstractRemittances in the former Soviet Union have increased rapidly over the past decade. In some countries of the former Soviet Union, remittances have reached staggering levels. For example, in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan remittances now account for over 10% of GDP, with Tajikistan leading the pack with annual remittances of approximately 40% of GDP. Remittances in this group of economies now exceed foreign direct investment and foreign assistance. Because this rapid rise in remittances is a relatively recent trend and obtaining reliable data is difficult, this area of research has been underexplored. The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of existing remittance measurement methodologies. Moreover, we propose practical methods to adjust the Central Bank of Russia data to derive more accurate remittances estimates in selected countries of the former Soviet Union. These selected economies are major recipients of remittances among transition economies and account for as much as 10% of remittances worldwide. There have been attempts to provide this type of estimation in individual countries; however, there have been no studies, to our knowledge, that propose a general methodology for the region.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleNeo-Transitional Economics
dc.relation.ispartofchapter13
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom337
dc.relation.ispartofpageto362
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBanking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150299
dc.titleEstimating remittances in the former Soviet Union: methodological complexities and potential solutions
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Emerald. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. It is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the publisher’s website for further information.
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gro.griffith.authorAkimov, Alexandr
gro.griffith.authorKakhkharov, Jak


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