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Reputation concerns in aid conditionality


  • Ruxanda Berlinschi



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  • Ruxanda Berlinschi, 2010. "Reputation concerns in aid conditionality," The Review of International Organizations, Springer, vol. 5(4), pages 433-459, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:revint:v:5:y:2010:i:4:p:433-459 DOI: 10.1007/s11558-010-9081-6

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    Conditionality enforcement; Reputation; O19; D82; D73;

    JEL classification:

    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption


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