Okada, Keisuke and Samreth, Sovannroeun (2011): The effect of foreign aid on corruption: A quantile regression approach.
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This paper investigates the effect of foreign aid on corruption using a quantile regression method. Our estimation results illustrate that foreign aid generally lessens corruption and, in particular, its reduction effect is larger in countries with low levels of corruption. In addition, considering foreign aid by donors, our analysis indicates that while multilateral aid has a larger reduction impact on corruption, bilateral aid from the world’s leading donors, such as France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, has no significant effect on corruption. However, bilateral aid from Japan is shown to be statistically significant in lessening corruption.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The effect of foreign aid on corruption: A quantile regression approach|
|Keywords:||Foreign Aid; Corruption; Quantile Regression|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D73 - Bureaucracy ; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations ; Corruption
F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F35 - Foreign Aid
|Depositing User:||Keisuke Okada|
|Date Deposited:||09. Jan 2011 19:34|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 14:39|
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