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The Impact of Aid on Growth Revisited: Do Donor Motives Matter?

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  • Kilby, Christopher

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    (Villanova University)

  • Dreher, Axel

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    (Heidelberg University)

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The typical identification strategy in aid effectiveness studies assumes donor motives do not influence the impact of aid on growth. We call this homogeneity assumption into question, first constructing a model in which donor motives matter and then testing the assumption empirically.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 4156.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2009
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Publication status: published in: Economics Letters, 2010, 107 (3), 338-340
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  1. Christopher Kilby & Christopher Kline, 2012. "To Invest or Insure? A Comment on Wright (2008)," Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics Working Paper Series, Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics 21, Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics.
  2. Fuchs, Andreas & Vadlamannati, Krishna Chaitanya, 2012. "The Needy Donor: An Empirical Analysis of India’s Aid Motives," Working Papers, University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics 0532, University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics.
  3. Dreher, Axel & Klasen, Stephan & Vreeland, James Raymond & Werker, Eric, 2010. "The Costs of Favoritism: Is Politically-Driven Aid Less Effective?," IZA Discussion Papers 4820, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Dreher, Axel & Eichenauer, Vera & Gehring, Kai, 2014. "Geopolitics, Aid and Growth," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 9904, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  5. Elizabeth Bland & Christopher Kilby, 2012. "Informal influence in the Inter-American Development Bank," Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics Working Paper Series, Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics 22, Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics.
  6. Axel Dreher & Andreas Fuchs, 2011. "Does terror increase aid?," Public Choice, Springer, Springer, vol. 149(3), pages 337-363, December.
  7. Martin Acht & Toman Omar Mahmoud & Rainer Thiele, 2014. "Corrupt Governments Receive Less Bilateral Aid: Governance and the Delivery of Foreign Aid through Non-Government Actors," Kiel Working Papers 1901, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  8. Brech, Viktor & Potrafke, Niklas, 2013. "Donor ideology and types of foreign aid," Munich Reprints in Economics, University of Munich, Department of Economics 20229, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  9. Tingley, Dustin, 2010. "Donors and domestic politics: Political influences on foreign aid effort," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 50(1), pages 40-49, February.
  10. Axel Dreher & Andreas Fuchs, 2011. "Does terror increase aid?," Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 86, Courant Research Centre PEG.
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  12. Christopher Kilby, 2012. "Assessing the contribution of donor agencies to aid effectiveness: The impact of World Bank preparation on project outcomes," Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics Working Paper Series, Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics 20, Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics.
  13. Minoiu, Camelia & Reddy, Sanjay G., 2010. "Development aid and economic growth: A positive long-run relation," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 50(1), pages 27-39, February.

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