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The impact of aid on growth revisited: Do donor motives matter?

  • Kilby, Christopher
  • Dreher, Axel

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

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 338-340

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