Foreign Aid and Government's Fiscal Behaviour in Nepal: An Empirical Analysis
AbstractUsing the cointegration technique, this paper examines the revenue and expenditure behaviour of the Nepalese government in the presence of foreign aid for the period 1975–2002. The results show that aid positively affects both development and non-development expenditure in the long run. However, the long-run relationship between aid and non-development expenditure is found to be stronger than that between aid and development expenditure. Since aid is generally given for development expenditure, these results indicate the possibility of diversion of aid to non-development expenditure. Thus, the long-run relationship between aid and non-development expenditure may indicate aid fungibility. On the other hand, no evidence is found in favour of the hypothesis that aid availability makes the government lazy in terms of domestic revenue mobilisation.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), School of Economics and Finance in its journal EAP (Economic Analysis and Policy).
Volume (Year): 37 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Aid; Development; Expenditure; Foreign Aid; Government;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
- H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
- O17 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
- O19 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
- O23 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development
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