Carl-Johan, Dalgaard and Henrik, Hansen (2009): Evaluating Aid Effectiveness in the Aggregate: Methodological Issues.
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The purpose of the present Evaluation Study is to discuss the methodological problems researchers are facing in gauging the impact of aid on economic growth. The discussion is nontechnical and aimed at an audience without much prior knowledge in the fields of macroeconomics and econometrics. The paper provides insights into the following questions: 1. Why do economists view “aid effectiveness” as synonymous to asking whether aid increases growth in income per capita? 2. Why is it difficult to determine the macroeconomic impact of foreign aid on economic growth? 3. How is it, in principle, possible to solve the difficulties present in evaluating aggregate aid effectiveness?
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Evaluating Aid Effectiveness in the Aggregate: Methodological Issues|
|Keywords:||Economic growth; foreign aid; instrumental variable regression|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O11 - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C13 - Estimation: General
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth ; Aggregate Productivity ; Cross-Country Output Convergence
|Depositing User:||Henrik Hansen|
|Date Deposited:||04. Jun 2010 10:20|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 04:35|
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