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Does Foreign Aid Affect The Environment In Developing Economies?

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  • B. Mak Arvin

    () (Department of Economics, Trent University)

  • Parviz Dabir-Alai

    (Department of Economics, Richmond University)

  • Byron Lew

    (Department of Economics, Trent University)

Abstract

Preserving the environment is important from both national and international perspectives. Similarly, the provision of foreign assistance from richer to poorer nations is often seen as an imperative. However, there is a noticeable gap in research on how aid flows are linked to the environment in developing economies. Using the method of Granger causality, this paper explores the possible linkages. Results indicate that the external debt of a developing country bears upon the relationship in important ways. The second part of the paper entertains the possibility of spurious causality, tests for cointegration, and present additional results using an error-correction model.

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  • B. Mak Arvin & Parviz Dabir-Alai & Byron Lew, 2006. "Does Foreign Aid Affect The Environment In Developing Economies?," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 31(1), pages 63-87, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:jed:journl:v:31:y:2006:i:1:p:63-87
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    1. Kretschmer, Bettina & Hübler, Michael & Nunnenkamp, Peter, 2010. "Does foreign aid reduce energy and carbon intensities in developing countries?," Kiel Working Papers 1598, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    2. B. Mak ARVIN & Zafar KAYANI & Marisa A. SCIGLIANO, 2009. "Environmental Aid and Economic Development in the Third World," International Journal of Applied Econometrics and Quantitative Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 9(1).
    3. Yongfu Huang & Muhammad G. Quibria, 2015. "The global partnership for sustainable development," Natural Resources Forum, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 0(3-4), pages 157-174, August.
    4. Li, Jun, 2013. "Foreign Aid, Urbanization and Green Cities," WIDER Working Paper Series 051, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    5. Kalpana Sahoo & Narayan Sethi, 2014. "Foreign Aid and Its Environmental Implication in India," Romanian Economic Journal, Department of International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, vol. 17(53), pages 121-140, September.
    6. Alain-Désiré Nimubona & Horatiu Rus, 2015. "Green Technology Transfers and Border Tax Adjustments," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 62(1), pages 189-206, September.

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    Keywords

    Developing Countries; Pollution; Foreign Aid;

    JEL classification:

    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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