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On the substitutability between foreign aid and international credit

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  • Bandyopadhyay, Subhayu
  • Lahiri, Sajal
  • Younas, Javed

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We examine the effect of relaxing a binding borrowing constraint for a recipient country on the amount of foreign aid, in a two-country, two-period, trade-theoretic framework. The relaxation unambiguously reduces the flow of foreign aid.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 118 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 255-257

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:2:p:255-257

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Keywords: Foreign aid; Borrowing constraint; Fungibility; Public input;

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  1. Subhayu Bandyopadhyay & Sajal Lahiri & Javed Younas, 2013. "Should Easier Access to Credit Replace Foreign Aid? A Trade-theoretic Analysis," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(3), pages 2320-2327.

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