BU’s Work on Remittances Highlighted in Two Panels at ASA

in Center News
December 3rd, 2013

Some updates from the ASA conference presentations

(excerpted from Daivi Rodima-Taylor email)
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It is still a little known fact but mobile money is on a rapid rise in East Africa, the M-PESA m-money operation has been active in the current form only since 2010, but within these couple of years, m-money has become very important in people’s everyday lives. It is interesting to know that most m-money activities in Tanzania are comprised of sending remittances! Also m-money use is relatively higher in areas with lesser infrastructural and institutional development. For example, in Mara region, about 42% of households have at least one member using m-money, according to a recent survey, and that has happened only over the last couple of years!

IX-P-6 Rebuilding Post-Conflict Africa through Remittances: Challenges and Prospects I

John Harris, Boston University
Daivi Rodima-Taylor, Boston University

http://hq.ssrn.com/Conference/Conf_EditSession.cfm?ConfID=2196189&SesID=2295757
Social Remittances and Brain Drain in Africa: Encouraging the Return of Expatriate Health Professionals
Frank Feeley, Boston University
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2036454
Susan Foster, Boston University – School of Public Health
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2092844
Abstract
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2250768

Chantel Pheiffer, Boston University
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2092843
Abstract
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2295766

Regulating Remittances to Post-Conflict Africa: The Dodd-Frank Act and the Law of Unintended Consequences
Raymond Natter , Barnett Sivon & Natter PC

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1494153
Abstract
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2295765

Discussants:
Daivi Rodima-Taylor , Boston University

XI-D-3 Rebuilding Post-Conflict Africa through Remittances: Challenges and Prospects II

http://hq.ssrn.com/Conference/Conf_EditSession.cfm?ConfID=2196189&SesID=2250764
John Harris, Boston University
Daivi Rodima-Taylor, Boston University
Formalizing the Informal or Informalizing the Formal? Integrating Remittance Systems for Post-Conflict Development

John R. Harris, Boston University
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=329772
Daivi Rodima-Taylor, Boston University
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2036141
Abstract
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2250739>

The Impact of Regulatory Structures on African Remittance Flows
Neal Estey, Boston University

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2036450
Abstract
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2250767>

The Role of Remittances in Building Climate-Resilient Communities: Migration-for-Adaptation in Western Sahel
Jürgen Scheffran, University of Hamburg

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=575075
Giovanna Gioli, University of Hamburg
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2045902>
Abstract
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2250741>

Discussants:
Neal Estey , Boston University