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Global Challenges and Country-Specific Responses through Aid Financing of Global Public Goods

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  • Alessandra Cepparulo
  • Luisa Giuriato

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In this paper we revisit the impact of global public goods (GPGs) in Official Development Assistance budgets using panel data covering the DAC countries during the period 1973-2009. Our findings reveal a weak crowding-out effect of traditional aid and an increasing financing to weakest-link technology GPGs by rich countries aiming at avoiding sub-optimal levels of provision in strategic sectors. Searching for the determinants of GPG-related aid, we find a significant role played by variables expressing donors’ public finance constraints, openness to the rest of the world and preferences for domestic expenditures.

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  • Alessandra Cepparulo & Luisa Giuriato, 2012. "Global Challenges and Country-Specific Responses through Aid Financing of Global Public Goods," Working Papers 156, University of Rome La Sapienza, Department of Public Economics.
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    Keywords

    Official Development Assistance (ODA); Global public goods; DAC donors;

    JEL classification:

    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods

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