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On the substitutability between foreign aid and international credit

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  • Bandyopadhyay, Subhayu
  • Lahiri, Sajal
  • Younas, Javed

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We examine the effect of relaxing a binding borrowing constraint for a recipient country on the amount of foreign aid, in a two-country, two-period, trade-theoretic framework. The relaxation unambiguously reduces the flow of foreign aid.

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  • Bandyopadhyay, Subhayu & Lahiri, Sajal & Younas, Javed, 2013. "On the substitutability between foreign aid and international credit," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(2), pages 255-257.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:2:p:255-257
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.11.004
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    1. Subhayu Bandyopadhyay & Sajal Lahiri & Javed Younas, 2013. "Should Easier Access to Credit Replace Foreign Aid? A Trade-theoretic Analysis," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(3), pages 2320-2327.

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    Keywords

    Foreign aid; Borrowing constraint; Fungibility; Public input;

    JEL classification:

    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General

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