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Impact des financements internationaux sur les inégalités des pays en développement

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  • Lisa Chauvet
  • Sandrine Mesplé-Somps

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We propose an econometric analysis of the distributive impact of trade flows, foreign direct investment (fdi), official aid and migrants’ remittances. Results suggest that fdi increases inequality, while remittances tend to reduce inequality. Trade and aid have a non-linear relationship with income distribution: trade favours the poorest in middle income countries while aid favours the middle class in democracies. Simulations suggest that, on average, the highly adverse impact on distribution of fdi is not compensated by the other three sources of financing. Moreover, African countries show a different pattern of distributional impact of trade and aid. Classification JEL : D31, F2, F35

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  • Lisa Chauvet & Sandrine Mesplé-Somps, 2007. "Impact des financements internationaux sur les inégalités des pays en développement," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 58(3), pages 735-744.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_583_0735
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    1. Patrick GUILLAUMONT, 2009. "Aid effectiveness for poverty reduction:macroeconomic overview and emerging issues," Working Papers 200917, CERDI.
    2. repec:dau:papers:123456789/4301 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Ebeke, Christian Hubert, 2012. "The power of remittances on the international prevalence of child labor," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 23(4), pages 452-462.
    4. Alassane DRABO & Christian EBEKE, 2010. "Remittances, Public Health Spending and Foreign Aid in the Access to Health Care Services in Developing Countries," Working Papers 201004, CERDI.
    5. Lisa Chauvet & Hélène Ehrhart, 2015. "Aid and Growth Evidence from Firm-level Data," Post-Print hal-01516877, HAL.
    6. Lisa Chauvet & Flore Gubert & Sandrine Mesplé-Somps, 2009. "Are Remittances More Effective Than Aid To Reduce Child Mortality ? An Empirical Assessment using Inter and Intra-Country Data," Working Papers halshs-00966367, HAL.
    7. repec:dau:papers:123456789/10707 is not listed on IDEAS
    8. Christian EBEKE, 2010. "Transferts des migrants, ouverture sur l'extérieur et dépenses publiques dans les pays en développement," Working Papers 201011, CERDI.
    9. Maëlan LE GOFF & Christian EBEKE, 2009. "Why Migrants' Remittances Reduce Income Inequality in some Countries and not in Others?," Working Papers 200919, CERDI.
    10. Lisa Chauvet & Flore Gubert & Sandrine Mesplé-Somps, 2009. "Are Remittances More Effective Than Aid To Reduce Child Mortality? An Empirical Assessment using Inter and Intra-Country Data," Working Papers DT/2009/11, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
    11. Caroline DAYMON, 2012. "Ouverture Commerciale, Inégalités De Revenu Et Répartition Salariale Dans Les Pays Du Sud Et De L’Est De La Méditerranée," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 35, pages 81-98.

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    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business
    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid

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