Honors Theses

Title

Remittances and entrepreneurship: An analysis of the developing world

College

College of Business

Department

Department of Finance and Economics

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Abstract

This paper will examine the connection between remittances and entrepreneurship in developing nations. I will begin by providing an overview of previous academic literature and research on remittances, and then I will conduct a panel analysis of nations from the developing world, to test for the connection between remittances and entrepreneurship. I will do so using data from the World Bank on remittance payments, and from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor on entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviors. From there, I will be able to state whether remittances really do serve as a factor for entrepreneurship rates, and what the results might mean for future research.

Publication Date

1-1-2018

First Advisor

Williamson, Claudia

Second Advisor

Cline, Brandon

Third Advisor

Boyce, Kristin

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