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Foreign Aid, Aid Uncertainty And Private Investment In West Africa: An Unobserved Country Effects Model

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  • EBERECHUKWU UNEZE

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    (Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa, Nigeria)

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    This paper examines whether foreign aid has any impact on private investment in West Africa, taking other determinants of private investment into account. Following from this, the paper investigates whether multilateral aid and bilateral aid affect private investment differently. In a related analysis, the paper examines the impact of aid uncertainty (aid volatility) on private investment. The results show that multilateral aid affects private investment positively, but not bilateral aid, and uncertainty measured as the coefficient of variation has a negative impact on private investment and therefore reduces the impact of aid on private investment.

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    Article provided by Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics in its journal Journal Of Economic Development.

    Volume (Year): 37 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 101-123

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    Handle: RePEc:jed:journl:v:37:y:2012:i:4:p:101-123

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    Keywords: Foreign Aid; Private Investment; Fixed Effects;

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