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Corruption, aid volatility & growth

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  • Jay Kathavate

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    (University of Western Sydney)

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    This paper revisits the debate on foreign aid effectiveness from a different perspective by analysing the role of institutional corruption on the effect of aid volatility on the output of developing nations. A simple political economy model is developed to show the effect of corruption on rent-seeking activities of incumbent legislators and their subsequent effect on country output. This phenomenon is empirically tested using data on 77 aid-receiving countries from the span of 1984 to 2007 using GMM to control for potential endogeneity.

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    Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 1159-1169

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    Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00226

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    Keywords: Aid Volatility; Corruption; Political Economy; Growth;

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