Salois, Matthew (2011): Biases in the distribution of bilateral aid: a regional decomposition analysis.
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This paper investigates income and population biases in the distribution of aid and decomposes recipients by geographic region. Previous analyses aggregate recipients and assume biases have an equal impact. Results demonstrate that while a bias towards middle-income and medium-sized countries persists in the full-sample, the extent of such biases differ significantly by region.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Biases in the distribution of bilateral aid: a regional decomposition analysis|
|Keywords:||aid biases; fixed effects; panel model; regional decomposition.|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F35 - Foreign Aid
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C23 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O50 - General
|Depositing User:||Matthew Salois|
|Date Deposited:||05. Mar 2011 19:44|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 15:28|
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