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Impacts of official development assistance on agricultural growth, savings and agricultural imports

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  • Kherallah, Mylene W.
  • Beghin, John C.
  • Peterson, E. Wesley F.
  • Ruppel, Fred J.

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This paper explores the links between development assistance, agricultural output growth and imports in 56 developing economies over the period 1974-1990. The empirical model treats agricultural growth and imports, savings and aid as endogenous. The analysis also accounts for differences in macroeconomic policies. The results show that aid had a positive impact on agricultural growth. A robust relationship exits between aid and agricultural imports consistent with the argument that aid helps industrialized countries through market expansion and strengthened trade ties.
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  • Kherallah, Mylene W. & Beghin, John C. & Peterson, E. Wesley F. & Ruppel, Fred J., 1994. "Impacts of official development assistance on agricultural growth, savings and agricultural imports," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 11(2-3), pages 99-110, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:agecon:v:11:y:1994:i:2-3:p:99-110
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