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Estimating Remittances in the Former Soviet Union: Methodological Complexities and Potential Solutions

Neo-Transitional Economics

ISBN: 978-1-78441-682-9, eISBN: 978-1-78441-681-2

ISSN: 1569-3767

Publication date: 4 March 2015

Abstract

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.

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Kakhkharov, J. and Akimov, A. (2015), "Estimating Remittances in the Former Soviet Union: Methodological Complexities and Potential Solutions", Neo-Transitional Economics (International Finance Review, Vol. 16), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 337-362. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1569-376720150000016014

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