• Hong Chen Fujian University of Technology
  • Shamal Chand The University of the South Pacific
  • Baljeet Singh The University of the South Pacific
Keywords: Remittances, Private sector credit, System GMM estimator


We examine the effect of remittances on private sector credit in the Pacific Islandcountries (PICs) using the data from 58 developing countries from 2004 to 2016. Theanalysis provides strong evidence that the effect of remittance inflows on privatesector credit for PICs is positive and higher than that for other developing countries.In addition, the per capita gross domestic product, official development assistance,the number of bank branches, and institutional quality are also positively associatedwith private sector credit in PICs, while the Consumer Price Index is negativelyassociated with private sector credit. These results have important implications for thedevelopment of financial sector in PICs.


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Author Biographies

Hong Chen, Fujian University of Technology

Dr. Hong Chen is Professor at Fujian University of Technology, China.

Shamal Chand, The University of the South Pacific

Mr. Shamal is graduate assistant at the University of the South Pacific.


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How to Cite
Chen, H., Chand, S., & Singh, B. (2020). IMPACT OF REMITTANCES ON PRIVATE SECTOR CREDIT IN THE PACIFIC ISLAND COUNTRIES. Buletin Ekonomi Moneter Dan Perbankan, 23, 13 - 32.