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Aid and the Delegated Fight against Terrorism

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  • Azam, Jean-Paul
  • Delacroix, Alexandra

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A positive empirical relationship is found between the level of foreign aid received by a country and the number of terrorist attacks originating from it. A simple model is used to explain it, where the donor delegates some actions against terrorism to the aid-recipient government. Aid is endogenous in an econometric equation explaining participation in terrorist events, as expected from the model, and an attacks-supply curve in which aid has a negative impact is presented at the end. Copyright � 2006 The Authors; Journal compilation � 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Paper provided by Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse in its series IDEI Working Papers with number 324.

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Date of creation: 2004
Date of revision: Jul 2005
Publication status: Published in Review of Development Economics, vol.�10, n°2, avril 2006, p.�330-344.
Handle: RePEc:ide:wpaper:3381

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