Associate Professor of Economics at the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University
Christopher Kilby is Associate Professor of Economics and Emerging Scholar in International Business at the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University and the ARC Team Leader for Economic Growth. His research focuses on the political economy of foreign aid including how donor influence in international aid organizations impacts aid effectiveness. Kilby received his PhD in Economics from Stanford University and his research has been featured in publications such as Journal of Development Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economics Letters, the Review of International Organizations, and World Development.
Perceptions Matter: The Effect of Foreign Aid on Democracy Depends on Incentives
Countries that are not strategically important or that receive more aid from unconditional donors make significantly more progress toward democracy than countries that are strategically important and receive more aid from conditional donors.