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Foreign Aid and Export Performance: A Panel Data Analysis of Developing Countries

  • Jonathan Munemo

    (World Bank)

  • Subhayu Bandyopadhyay

    (West Virginia University)

  • Arabinda Basistha

    (West Virginia University)

The effect of foreign aid on economic activity of a country can be dampened as it can potentially have adverse effects on exports through a real exchange rate appreciation. In this study we examine the long-term relationship between export performance and foreign aid in developing countries while accounting for other factors. The estimates do not show negative effect of foreign aid on exports. The estimated coefficients are mostly positive but insignificant. The result is robust to use of two different export performance measures and different sub-samples.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, West Virginia University in its series Working Papers with number 06-10 Classification-.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:wvu:wpaper:06-10
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