Aid, policies, and growth

Burnside, C. and Dollar, D. (2000) Aid, policies, and growth. American Economic Review, 90(4), pp. 847-868. (doi: 10.1257/aer.90.4.847)

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This paper uses a new database on foreign aid to examine the relationships among foreign aid, economic policies, and growth per capita GDP. We find that aid has a positive impact on growth in developing countries with good fiscal, monetary, and trade policies but has little effect in the presence of poor policies. Good policies are ones that are themselves important for growth. The quality of policy has only a small impact on the allocation of aid. Our results suggest that aid would be more effective if it were more systematically conditioned on good policy.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Burnside, Professor Craig
Authors: Burnside, C., and Dollar, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Journal Name:American Economic Review

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