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Can the two new aid-growth models be replicated?

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  • Martin Paldam

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Recent aid effectiveness literature centers on two competing models from the family of conditional models: The Good Policy Model, where the key feature is policy times aid, and the Medicine Model, where it is aid squared. Both models were reached on a sample of 1/3 of the available data. The models are simplified to be replicatable on more of the data. Within-sample the Good Policy Model proves fragile, while the Medicine Model is more robust. Both models fail in out-of-sample replications. A semi-parametric technique is used to test for an unknown functional form of the aid-growth term. It rejects that aid is statistically significant. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2006

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  • Peter Jensen & Martin Paldam, 2006. "Can the two new aid-growth models be replicated?," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 127(1), pages 147-175, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:127:y:2006:i:1:p:147-175
    DOI: 10.1007/s11127-006-0865-4
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