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The effect of foreign aid on corruption: A quantile regression approach

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  • Okada, Keisuke
  • Samreth, Sovannroeun

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This paper investigates the effect of foreign aid on corruption using a quantile regression method. We show that foreign aid generally reduces corruption, and its reduction effect is greater in less corrupt countries. Moreover, this effect is different by different donor countries.

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  • Okada, Keisuke & Samreth, Sovannroeun, 2012. "The effect of foreign aid on corruption: A quantile regression approach," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(2), pages 240-243.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:2:p:240-243
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.12.051
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    Keywords

    Foreign aid; Corruption; Quantile regression;

    JEL classification:

    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid

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