Aid and investment in LDCs: A robust approach
AbstractThis paper uses panel data and the Local Linear Kernel Estimator (LLKE), to investigate the effects of aid on physical capital investment in developing countries. Specifically, we investigate the robustness of the relationship between aid and physical capital investment in Less Developed countries (LDCs) using two different measures of aid and five measures of the policy environment. We find that external aid has a positive and significant impact on physical capital investment given the support of the sample data we use. This effect is robust to the measurement of aid as well as the policy environment. However, the character of the positive relationship between aid and investment varies with the combination of the aid measure and the policy environment. We find that conditional on inflows, the better the policy environment, the higher the investment rate, all things being equal. The results have implications for aid research and aid policy.
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Volume (Year): 19 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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