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Biases in the distribution of bilateral aid: a regional decomposition analysis

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  • Salois, Matthew

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This paper investigates income and population biases in the distribution of aid and decomposes recipients by geographic region. Previous analyses aggregate recipients and assume biases have an equal impact. Results demonstrate that while a bias towards middle-income and medium-sized countries persists in the full-sample, the extent of such biases differ significantly by region.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 29295.

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Date of creation: 28 Feb 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:29295

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Keywords: aid biases; fixed effects; panel model; regional decomposition.;

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  1. Salois, Matthew J., 2013. "Regional changes in the distribution of foreign aid: An entropy approach," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 392(13), pages 2893-2902.

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