Who Gives Foreign Aid to Whom and Why?

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dc.contributor.author Dollar, David
dc.contributor.author Alesina, Alberto
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-09T20:02:44Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.citation Alesina, Alberto, and David Dollar. 2000. Who gives foreign aid to whom and why?. Journal of Economic Growth 5(1): 33-63. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1573-7020 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1381-4338 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4553020
dc.description.abstract This paper studies the pattern of allocation of foreign aid from various donors to receiving countries. We find considerable evidence that the direction of foreign aid is dictated as much by political and strategic considerations, as by the economic needs and policy performance of the recipients. Colonial past and political alliances are major determinants of foreign aid. At the margin, however, countries that democratize receive more aid, ceteris paribus. While foreign aid flows respond to political variables, foreign direct investments are more sensitive to economic incentives, particularly "good policies" and protection of property rights in the receiving countries. We also uncover significant differences in the behavior of different donors. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Economics en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer Verlag en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1023/A:1009874203400 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.subject democracy en_US
dc.subject political economy en_US
dc.subject economic development en_US
dc.subject foreign aid en_US
dc.title Who Gives Foreign Aid to Whom and Why? en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Author's Original en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Economic Growth en_US
dash.depositing.author Alesina, Alberto
dc.date.available 2010-11-09T20:02:44Z

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