The study investigates the potential non-linear and asymmetric impact of remittances and bank-based financial development on economic growth and also the potential mediating role of bank-based financial development in the remittance-growth nexus. The study used the newly developed Non-linear Autoregressive Distributed Lag (NARDL) model by Shin et al. (2014) on annual data for Ghana from 1979 to 2017 for the analysis. The study finds that remittances have a non-linear and asymmetric impact on growth in both the long and short run when the banking system is generally developed and specifically when it is accessible and efficient. The study also finds bank-based financial development to have a non-linear but symmetric impact on growth in both the long and short run. Again, the study finds evidence for the credit constraint hypothesis which posits that when the financial system is less developed or economic agents are unable to access credit, then recipients of remittances could rely on the amounts received to start or finance their businesses. It is recommended that policies geared towards sustained cumulative increases in remittance flows to Ghana should be promulgated and implemented. And policies to make remittance recipients come into contact with banks as well as incentives to make the remittances received through banks stay long enough to be channeled into productive investments should be initiated and implemented. Key Words: Non-linear, Asymmetric, Remittances, Bank-based financial development, Economic growth, Non-linear Autoregressive Distributed Lag (NARDL), Ghana, Credit Constraint hypothesis.
SALIFU, P (2021). Remittances, Bank-Based Financial Development And Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence From Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/remittances-bank-based-financial-development-and-economic-growth-empirical-evidence-from-ghana
SALIFU, PAUL "Remittances, Bank-Based Financial Development And Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence From Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 04 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/remittances-bank-based-financial-development-and-economic-growth-empirical-evidence-from-ghana. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.
SALIFU, PAUL . "Remittances, Bank-Based Financial Development And Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence From Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 04 Apr. 2021. Web. 31 Mar. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/remittances-bank-based-financial-development-and-economic-growth-empirical-evidence-from-ghana >.
SALIFU, PAUL . "Remittances, Bank-Based Financial Development And Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence From Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed March 31, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/remittances-bank-based-financial-development-and-economic-growth-empirical-evidence-from-ghana