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Modelling the Allocation of Australian Bilateral Aid: A Two-Part Sample Selection Approach

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  • McGillivray, Mark
  • Oczkowski, Edward

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This paper focuses on the allocation of Australian bilateral aid to developing countries. It simultaneously models the determination of potential recipients' eligibility for Australian aid and the amounts of aid that eligible countries receive. A variant of the econometric technique developed by L. F. Lee and G. S. Maddala (1985) is utilized. The results obtained indicate that the decisions underlying the allocation of Australian bilateral aid generally seem consistent with the humanitarian, commercial, political, and strategic motives underlying the aid program as a whole. Copyright 1991 by The Economic Society of Australia.

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Article provided by The Economic Society of Australia in its journal The Economic Record.

Volume (Year): 67 (1991)
Issue (Month): 197 (June)
Pages: 147-52

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:67:y:1991:i:197:p:147-52

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  1. David Fielding, 2010. "Inertia and Herding in Humanitarian Aid Decisions," Working Papers 1009, University of Otago, Department of Economics, revised Aug 2010.
  2. Maas, Sarah, 2009. "Evaluating the 1996 EU food aid reform: Did it really lead to better targeting?," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 51618, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  3. Rukmani Gounder & D. P. Doessel, 1997. "Motivation Models of Australia's Bilateral Aid Program: The Case of Indonesia," Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(3), pages 97-110.
  4. Mark McGillivray, 2003. "Modelling Aid Allocation: Issues, Approaches And Results," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 28(1), pages 171-188, June.
  5. McGillivray, Mark, 2003. "Modelling Aid Allocation: Issues, Approaches and Results," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  6. Akinkugbe, Oluyele, 2003. "Flow of Foreign Direct Investment to Hitherto Neglected Developing Countries," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  7. Berthelemy, Jean-Claude & Tichit, Ariane, 2002. "Bilateral Donors' Aid Allocation Decisions: A Three-dimensional Panel Analysis," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  8. Mark McGillivray, 2005. "What determines African bilateral aid receipts?," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 17(8), pages 1003-1018.
  9. Maelan Le Goff & Kangni Kpodar, 2011. "Do Remittances Reduce Aid Dependency?," IMF Working Papers 11/246, International Monetary Fund.
  10. Harrigan, Jane & Wang, Chengang, 2011. "A New Approach to the Allocation of Aid Among Developing Countries: Is the USA Different from the Rest?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(8), pages 1281-1293, August.
  11. Mark McGillivray, 2003. "Efficacité de l'aide et sélectivité : vers un concept élargi," Revue d’économie du développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 17(4), pages 43-62.
  12. Jean-Claude Berthélemy, 2005. "Bilateral donors' interest vs. Recipients' development motives in aid allocation : do all donors behave the same ?," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques bla05001, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
  13. McGillivray, Mark, 2003. "Aid Effectiveness and Selectivity: Integrating Multiple Objectives into Aid Allocations," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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