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The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy Topics Volume 7, Issue 1 2007 Article 43 Coordination Failure in Foreign Aid Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka∗ ∗University of Bristol, Maija.Halonen@bristol.ac.uk Recommended Citation Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka (2007) “Coordination Failure in Foreign Aid,” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 7: Iss. 1 (Topics), Article 43. Coordination Failure in Foreign Aid∗ Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka Abstract We analyze allocation of foreign aid to different sectors in a recipient developing country. Donors tend to favor

targeted foreigners operating in relief efforts ( Crilly, 2010 ). The group also provided aid in an attempt to garner popular support in the affected region and undermine the government ( Kazim, 2010 ). Aid workers provide an enticing foreign target by which they can both raise resources through ransom and looting as well as influence both foreign and domestic audiences. In this paper we use recently-released, high-resolution, subnational data to better understand terrorist targeting of foreign aid projects. This work fits in a larger stream of research that uses

The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics Contributions Volume 9, Issue 1 2009 Article 33 Foreign Aid, Donor Fragmentation, and Economic Growth Kurt Annen∗ Stephen Kosempel† ∗University of Guelph, kannen@uoguelph.ca †University of Guelph, kosempel@uoguelph.ca Recommended Citation Kurt Annen and Stephen Kosempel (2009) “Foreign Aid, Donor Fragmentation, and Economic Growth,” The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics: Vol. 9: Iss. 1 (Contributions), Article 33. Foreign Aid, Donor Fragmentation, and Economic Growth∗ Kurt Annen and Stephen Kosempel Abstract This paper analyzes the

1 Introduction Foreign aid is often claimed to serve as a tool to promote social and economic development, which may be hindered if a country experiences an episode of armed conflict or increased terrorist activity (Blomberg, Hess, and Orphanides 2004; Collier 2006; Gaibulloev and Sandler 2009). In the presence of violence and instability, donors may be deterred from providing foreign aid for a number of reasons. The most obvious one is the destruction of human and physical capital which may reduce the recipient’s capacity to effectively absorb aid and also

1 Introduction The motives of foreign aid donors, and the effect of foreign aid, have been subjects of intense debate for decades. These subjects may be deeply connected: that is, the effect of aid cannot be accurately measured without considering the donor’s motive ( Kilby & Dreher, 2010 ; Dreher, Eichenauer & Gehring, 2014 ; Bourguignon & Sundberg, 2007 ). This paper falls primarily in the lineage of an extensive literature analyzing donor motive. Much of this literature attempts to estimate the relative importance of two broad categories of donor motive

1 Introduction Does foreign aid displace domestic taxation? This question matters for two reasons: one straightforward but of limited importance and one more contentious but with potentially far-reaching consequences. The straightforward reason is simply that aid donors usually want to fund expenditure, not tax cuts. Donors may observe spending on teachers’ salaries or fertilizer imports, but they cannot so easily know whether their funds substitute for the domestic government’s spending on those items, thereby indirectly enabling tax cuts. The contentious reason

Theory and Practice in Southern Asia

Introduction International Relations (IR) literature considers foreign aid as an instrument of foreign policy whose goal is to promote national interests. Research has shown that states provide foreign aid hoping this will be reciprocated with favorable voting at the UN, which suggests that donors are far less altruistic than they claim to be ( Alesina & Dollar, 2000 ; Dreher, Nunnenkamp, & Thiele, 2008 ; Gates & Hoeffler, 2004 ; Hoeffler & Outram, 2011 ; Bailey et al., 2017 ). While most scholars agree that major powers like the US, Japan and China link

Global Economy Journal Volume 11, Issue 3 2011 Article 4 Foreign Aid, FDI, Economic Freedom and Economic Growth in Asian Countries Aviral Kumar Tiwari∗ ∗ICFAI University, Tripura, aviral.eco@gmail.com Copyright c©2011 De Gruyter. All rights reserved. Foreign Aid, FDI, Economic Freedom and Economic Growth in Asian Countries∗ Aviral Kumar Tiwari Abstract This study examines the effectiveness of foreign aid, foreign direct investment, and economic freedom for selected 28 Asian countries in a panel framework. The model includes foreign aid, foreign direct investment

The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics Contributions Volume 12, Issue 1 2012 Article 26 Where Has All the Money Gone? Foreign Aid and the Composition of Government Spending Santanu Chatterjee∗ Paola Giuliano† Ilker Kaya‡ ∗University of Georgia, schatt@uga.edu †UCLA, Anderson School of Management, paola.giuliano@anderson.ucla.edu ‡American University of Sharjah, ikaya@aus.edu Recommended Citation Santanu Chatterjee, Paola Giuliano, and Ilker Kaya (2012) “Where Has All the Money Gone? For- eign Aid and the Composition of Government Spending,” The B.E. Journal of