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Does More Time Spent Calling Home Correlate with Higher Remittances? Evidence from Migrants in the State of Qatar
(Walter de Gruyter, 2012)
This paper investigates an intriguing relationship between the demand for telecommunication and remittance services by migrants in Qatar. The hypothesis is that there are important synergies between telecommunications and ...
The Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Household Welfare in a Developing Country with Imperfect Labour Markets
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2014)
I develop an empirical methodology to assess the distributional impact of trade-induced price shocks when labour markets are imperfect. The proposed methodology relates exogenous variations in prices to changes in household ...
Migrants in Qatar: A Socio-Economic Profile
(Taylor & Francis, 2012)
This first micro-level study of temporary migrants from developing countries in Qatar uses data collected during the summer of 2007. The median migrant has the following profile: male, thirty-one years of age, single and ...
Motivating Migrants: A Field Experiment on Financial Decision-Making in Transnational Households
We randomly assigned male migrant workers in Qatar invitations to a motivational workshop aimed at improving financial habits and encouraging joint decision-making with spouses back home in India. 13-17 months later, we ...
On Altruism and Remittances
(University of Zurich, 2013)
We provide a direct test of the impact of altruism on remittances. From a sample of 105 male migrant workers from Kerala, India working in Qatar, we elicit the propensity to share with others from their responses in a ...
Public-Private Sector Employment Decisions and Wage Differentials in Peninsular Malaysia
(M.E. Sharpe, 2013)
This paper examines whether there is a wage premium for public-sector workers in Peninsular Malaysia and whether there is wage discrimination based on gender. Public- and private-sector wages are estimated using individual-level ...