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Exploring the failure of foreign aid: The role of incentives and information

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  • Claudia Williamson, 2010. "Exploring the failure of foreign aid: The role of incentives and information," The Review of Austrian Economics, Springer;Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, vol. 23(1), pages 17-33, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:revaec:v:23:y:2010:i:1:p:17-33
    DOI: 10.1007/s11138-009-0091-7
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    Keywords

    Foreign aid; Development; Incentives; Information; O1; F5;

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    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • F5 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy

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