New Data, New doubts: A Comment on Burnside and Dollar's "Aid, Policies, and Growth" (2000)
AbstractThe Burnside and Dollar (2000, AER) finding that aid raises growth in a good policy environment has had an important influence on policy and academic debates. We conduct a data gathering exercise that updates their data from 1970 -93 to 1970 -97, as well as filling in missing data for the original period 1970 -93. We find that the Burnside and Dollar (2002, AER) finding is not robust to the use of this additional data.
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Publication status: published as Easterly, William, R. Levine and D. Roodman. “New data, new doubts: A Comment on Burnside and Dollar’s 'Aid, Policies, and Growth' (2000)." American Economic Review 94, 3 (June 2004): 774-780.
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