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Does aid improve democracy and governance? A meta-regression analysis

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  • Zohid Askarov

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  • Hristos Doucouliagos

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The paper provides a systematic and quantitative review of the empirical evidence on the effects of development aid on democracy and governance. We find that aid has had, on average, a zero or negative effect on democracy, except that it has had a positive effect on democratization in European transitional economies. Aid had a positive effect on governance during the Cold War period but has had no effect on governance in the post-Cold War period. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Public Choice.

Volume (Year): 157 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 601-628

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Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:157:y:2013:i:3:p:601-628
DOI: 10.1007/s11127-013-0081-y
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