Working Papers

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127

Transport infrastructure and the spatial distribution of CO2 emissions

Martin Kleimann, Hans-Jörg Schmerera

2024-01-31

Working Paper
126

Aiding education? The effect of international aid on local educational enrolment in Nigeria

Roos Haer and Gudrun Østby

2023-11-30

Working Paper
125

Landmine Clearance and Economic Development: Evidence from Nighttime Lights, Multispectral Satellite Imagery, and Conflict Events in Afghanistan

Christian Baehr, Ariel BenYishay, Rachel Sayers, Kunwar Singh, Madeleine Walker

2023-05-12

Working Paper
124

China as an International Lender of Last Resort

Sebastian Horn, Bradley C. Parks, Carmen M. Reinhart, Christoph Trebesch

2023-03-28

Working Paper
123

Break it down: A disaggregated analysis of the effects of aid on stunting

Dick Durevall, Ann-Sofie Isaksson

2023-02-28

Working Paper
122

Exporting the Tools of Dictatorship: The Politics of China’s Technology Transfers to Africa

Erin Baggott Carter, Brett L. Carter

2022-12-15

Working Paper
121

Aiding and Abetting: Is donor Official Development Assistance competition greatest in sectors key to Chinese interest?

Daniel Benson, Yundan Gong

2022-10-31

Working Paper
120

Why Hide? Africa’s Unreported Debt to China

Kathleen Brown

2022-08-31

Working Paper
119

Dueling Aid Regimes: A Conjoint Survey Experiment on Elites’ Development Finance Preferences in 141 Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Robert A. Blair, Samantha Custer, Philip Roessler

2022-07-25

Working Paper
118

IMF Programs, Chinese Lending, and the Political Economy of Leader Survival

Andreas Kern, Bernhard Reinsberg, Patrick E. Shea

2022-04-27

Working Paper
117

Can Aid Buy Foreign Public Support? Evidence from Chinese Development Finance

Lukas Wellner, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley C. Parks, Austin Strange

2022-04-05

Working Paper
116

What politicians don’t know can hurt you: The effects of information on politicians’ spending decisions

Ryan Jablonski, Brigitte Seim

2022-03-31

Working Paper
115

Geography, Development, and Power: Parliament Leaders and Local Economies

John Cruzatti C., Christian Bjørnskov, Andrea Sáenz de Viteri

2022-03-02

Working Paper
114

Environmental Impacts of Chinese Government-Funded Infrastructure Projects: Evidence from Road Building in Cambodia

Christian Baehr, Ariel BenYishay, and Brad Parks

2022-02-28

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113

Discourse Wars and ‘Mask Diplomacy’: China’s Global Image Management in Times of Crisis

Stefan Müller, Samuel Brazys, Alexander Dukalskis

2022-01-27

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112

The Domestic Political Consequences of Global Economic Expansion in Rising Powers: Evidence from Survey Experiments in China

Yeling Tan, David A. Steinberg, Daniel McDowell

2022-01-24

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111

Aid and institutions: Local effects of World Bank aid on perceived institutional quality in Africa

Ann-Sofie Isaksson, Dick Durevall

2021-09-16

Working Paper
110

Does India Use Development Finance to Compete with China? A Subnational Analysis

Gerda Asmus, Vera Z. Eichenauer, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks

2021-09-10

Working Paper
109

Discourse Wars and ‘Mask Diplomacy’: China’s Global Image Management in Times of Crisis

Stefan Müller, Samuel Brazys, Alexander Dukalskis

2021-06-08

Working Paper
108

Mask Wars: China's Exports of Medical Goods in Times of COVID-19

Andreas Fuchs, Lennart Kaplan, Krisztina Kis-Katos, Sebastian S. Schmidt, Felix Turbanisch, Feicheng Wang

2021-06-08

Working Paper
107

Chinese Aid and Local Employment in Africa

Shiqi Guo, Haicheng Jiang

2021-06-02

Working Paper
106

Does Decentralization Promote Poverty Alleviation? Evidence from Kenya’s Constituencies Development Fund

J. Andrew Harris, Daniel N. Posner

2021-03-29

Working Paper
105

Chinese Development Aid and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Tanzania

Abraham Lartey

2021-02-26

Working Paper
104

Project Aid and Firm Performance

Silvia Marchesi, Tania Masi, Saumik Paul

2021-02-22

Working Paper
103

Connective Financing: Chinese Infrastructure Projects and the Diffusion of Economic Activity in Developing Countries

Richard Bluhm, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley C. Parks, Austin M. Strange, Michael J. Tierney

2020-08-19

Working Paper
102

Land Deals and Social Fabrics: The Impact of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions on Social Trust in sub-Saharan Africa

Alexander Leibik, Tim Wegenast

2020-08-05

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101

How Information about Foreign Aid Affects Public Spending Decisions: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Malawi

Brigitte Seim, Ryan Jablonski, Johan Ahlbäck

2020-07-20

Working Paper
100

When Does Transparency Improve Institutional Performance? Evidence from 20,000 Aid Projects in 183 Countries

Dan Honig, Ranjit Lall, Bradley C. Parks

2020-07-14

Working Paper
99

Do WHO Epidemic Declarations Matter? Evidence from the Meningitis Belt

Belinda Archibong, Francis Annan, Uche Ekhator-Mobayode

2020-07-09

Working Paper
98

Evaluating water- and health-related development projects: A cross-project and microbased approach

Christina Greßer, David Stadelmann

2020-07-09

Working Paper
97

Chinese Aid and Health at the Country and Local Level

John Cruzatti, Axel Dreher, Johannes Matzat

2020-05-28

Working Paper
96

A micro-based approach to evaluate the effect of water supply on health in Uganda

Raymond Frempong, Lucas Kitzmüller, David Stadelmann

2020-05-28

Working Paper
95

Does Foreign Aid Raise Awareness of Corruption? Evidence from Chinese Aid in 30 African States

Sujin Cha

2020-05-28

Working Paper
94

Impact of Development Aid on Infant Mortality: Micro-level Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire

Didier Wayoro, Léonce Ndikumana

2020-05-28

Working Paper
93

Comparative Effects of Foreign Direct Investment from China and Other Sources on Africa’s Economic Growth

Marvelous Ngundu, Nicholas Ngepah

2020-01-27

Working Paper
92

Who Gets the Goodies? Overlapping Interests and the Geography of Aid for Trade Allocation in Bangladesh

Samuel Brazys, Minhaj Mahmud, Arya Pillai

2020-01-27

Working Paper
91

Target at the Right Level: Aid, Spillovers and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Firat Demir, Yi Duan

2020-01-27

Working Paper
90

The Political Economy of Multilateral Lending to European Regions

Zareh Asatryan, Annika Havlik

2019-12-02

Working Paper
89

The Lure of Technocracy? Chinese Aid and Local Preferences for Development Leadership in Africa

Zhenqian Huang, Xun Cao

2019-10-15

Working Paper
88

Harnessing the Benefits of Transparency: Street-level Discretion, Targetability, and Local Public Service Delivery

Monika Bauhr, Ruth Carlitz

2019-10-05

Working Paper
87

China and the World Bank: How Contrasting Development Approaches Affect the Stability of African States

Kai Gehring, Lennart Kaplan, Melvin H. L. Wong

2019-09-17

Working Paper
86

Foreign Aid and Soft Power: Great Power Competition in Africa in the Early 21st Century

Robert A. Blair, Robert Marty, Philip Roessler

2019-08-22

Working Paper
85

Why does aid not target the poorest?

Ryan C. Briggs

2019-07-31

Working Paper
84

Public Infrastructure Provision and Ethnic Favouritism: Evidence from South Africa

Leoné Walters, Manoel Bittencourt, Carolyn Chisadza

2019-07-29

Working Paper
83

Is Favoritism a Threat to Chinese Aid Effectiveness? A Subnational Analysis of Chinese Development Projects

Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Roland Hodler, Bradley C. Parks, Paul A. Raschky, Michael J. Tierney

2019-07-15

Working Paper
82

Are donors targeting the greatest health needs? Evidence from mining sites in the D.R.Congo

Samuel Lordemus

2019-06-27

Working Paper
81

Is Sunshine the Best Disinfectant? Foreign Direct Investment, the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, and Local Corruption

Samuel Brazys, Andreas Kotsadam

2019-06-24

Working Paper
80

Mining, Rural Livelihoods and Food Security: A Disaggregated Analysis of Sub- Saharan Africa

Tim Wegenast, Jule Beck

2019-06-13

Working Paper
79

Chinese aid and local ethnic identification

Ann-Sofie Isaksson

2019-06-05

Working Paper
78

Does Private Aid Follow the Flag? An Empirical Analysis of Humanitarian Assistance

Andreas Fuchs, Hannes Öhler

2019-05-30

Working Paper
77

The Effects of Foreign Aid on Rebel Governance: Evidence from a Large-Scale U.S. Aid Program in Syria

Allison Carnegie, Kimberly Howe, Adam Lichtenheld, Dipali Mukhopadhyay

2019-05-30

Working Paper
76

Evidence on Wealth-Improving Effects of Forest Concessions in Liberia

Suhyun Jung, Chuan Liao, Arun Agrawal, Daniel G. Brown

2019-05-30

Working Paper
75

Autocratic Aid and Governance: What We Know, Don’t Know, and Need to Know

Bradley C. Parks, Austin M. Strange

2019-05-30

Working Paper
74

Does Development Aid Address Political Exclusion? A Disaggregated Study of the Location of Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa

Siri Aas Rustad, Kristian Hoelscher, Andreas Kotsadam, Gudrun Østby, Henrik Urdal

2019-04-30

Working Paper
73

Closing the Broken Feedback Loop: Can Responsive Aid Strengthen State Legitimacy?

Bradley C. Parks, Matthew DiLorenzo, Daniel Aboagye

2019-04-30

Working Paper
72

Building Bridges or Breaking Bonds? The Belt and Road Initiative and Foreign Aid Competition

Krishna Chaitanya Vadlamannati, Yuanxin Li, Samuel Brazys, Alexander Dukalskis

2019-04-30

Working Paper
71

Distortions in Aid Allocation of United Nations Flash Appeals: Evidence from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

Vera Z. Eichenauer, Andreas Fuchs, Sven Kunze, Eric Strobl

2019-04-30

Working Paper
70

Aid and Conflict at the Sub-National Level: Evidence from World Bank and Chinese Development Projects in Africa

Kai Gehring, Lennart Kaplan, and Melvin H. L. Wong

2019-03-08

Working Paper
69

Grassroots Image Management: Confucius Institutes and Media Perceptions of China

Samuel Brazys, Alexander Dukalskis

2019-01-10

Working Paper
68

Democracy and Aid Donorship

Andreas Fuchs, Angelika Müller

2018-12-12

Working Paper
67

Top Lights: Bright Cities and Their Contribution to Economic Development

Richard Bluhm, Melanie Krause

2018-12-11

Working Paper
66

Priming the Pump: Does Aid Pave the Way for Investment?

Samuel Brazys

2018-12-10

Working Paper
65

International Diffusion of Development Knowledge: A Field Experiment on Officials' Responses to Impact Evidence in Peru

Darren Hawkins, Aubriana Wolferts, Daniel L. Nielson

2018-09-30

Working Paper
64

Connective Financing: Chinese Infrastructure Projects and the Diffusion of Economic Activity in Developing Countries

Richard Bluhm, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, Austin Strange, Michael Tierney

2018-09-11

Working Paper
62

Honor among Chiefs: An Experiment on Monitoring and Diversion Among Traditional Leaders in Malawi

Elizabeth Carlson, Brigitte Seim

2018-08-29

Working Paper
61

China in Africa: Competition for Traditional Development Finance Institutions?

Chris Humphrey, Katharina Michaelowa

2018-07-25

Working Paper
60

Implementation Level in World Bank Projects: National vs. Local Allocation of Power

Silvia Marchesi, Tania Masi

2018-07-24

Working Paper
59

The Effects of Chinese Aid on State Legitimacy in Africa: Cross-National and Sub-National Evidence from Surveys, Survey Experiments, and Behavioral Games

Robert A. Blair, Philip Roessler

2018-07-23

Working Paper
58

The Political Geography of Government Projects: Evidence from +/- 40,000 Projects in Ghana

Nahomi Ichino, Martin Williams, Erik Wibbels

2018-06-30

Working Paper
57

Secondary School Electrification in Western Kenya

Susanna Berkouwer, Kenneth Lee, Michael Walker

2018-06-29

Working Paper
56

Bypass Aid and Perceptions of Local Government Performance and Legitimacy

Kate Baldwin, Matthew S. Winters

2018-06-28

Working Paper
55

Foreign Aid and Subnational Development: A Grid Cell Analysis

Jürgen Bitzer, Erkan Gören

2018-06-27

Working Paper
54

The Effects of Trade, Aid, and Investment on China's Image in Developing Countries

Vera Z. Eichenauer, Andreas Fuchs, Lutz Brückner

2018-06-26

Working Paper
53

The Donor Footprint and Gender Gaps

Maria Perrotta Berlin, Evelina Bonnier, Anders Olofsgård

2018-06-25

Working Paper
52

Aid Curse with Chinese Characteristics? Chinese Development Flows and Economic Reforms

Samuel Brazys, Krishna Chaitanya Vadlamannati

2018-05-25

Working Paper
51

The Impact of Health Service Delivery on Political Support: Evidence from the Nigerian Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme

Adanna Chukwama, Thomas J. Bossert

2018-05-24

Working Paper
50

Chinese Development Assistance and Household Welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa

Bruno Martorano, Laura Metzger, Marco Sanfilippo

2018-05-23

Working Paper
49

Geostatistical Tools to Map the Interaction between Development Aid and Indices of Need

Claudio Bosco, Natalia Tejedor-Garavito, Daniele de Rigo, Andrew J. Tatem, Carla Pezzulo, Richard Wood, Heather Chamberlain, Tom Bird

2018-05-18

Working Paper
48

Breaking the Clientelistic Voting Equilibrium: The Joint Importance of Salience and Coordination

Claire Adida, Jessica Gottlieb, Eric Kramon, Gweneth McClendon

2017-11-30

Working Paper
47

Lighting the Path: The Influence of Historical Christian Missions on Modern-day Development Aid Allocation in Africa

Matteo Alpino, Eivind M. Hammersmark

2017-10-26

Working Paper
46

Aid, China, and Growth: Evidence from a New Global Development Finance Dataset

Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, Austin M. Strange, Michael J. Tierney

2017-10-10

Working Paper
45

How Transparency Affects Distributional Politics: A Field Experiment among Elected Incumbents in Malawi

Ryan Jablonski, Brigitte Seim

2017-10-01

Working Paper
44

A Primer on Geospatial Impact Evaluation Methods, Tools, and Applications

Ariel BenYishay, Daniel Runfola, Rachel Trichler, Carrie Dolan, Seth Goodman, Bradley Parks, Jeffery Tanner, Silke Heuser, Geeta Batra, Anupam Anand

2017-09-01

Working Paper
43

BRICS and Foreign Aid

Gerda Asmus, Andreas Fuchs, Angelika Müller

2017-08-01

Working Paper
42

Aid and Growth in Malawi

Daniel Chris Khomba, Alex Trew

2017-07-01

Working Paper
41

Escaping the Valley of Disengagement: Two Field Experiments on Motivating Citizens to Monitor Public Goods

Mark T. Buntaine, Daniel L. Nielson, Jacob T. Skaggs

2017-06-01

Working Paper
40

When Do Global Performance Assessments Influence Policy Behavior? Micro-Evidence from the 2014 Reform Efforts Survey

Bradley C. Parks, Takaaki Masaki

2017-05-02

Working Paper
39

Development Aid and Infant Mortality

Andreas Kotsadam, Gudrun Østby, Siri Aas Rustad, Andreas Forø Tollefsen, Henrik Urdal

2017-05-01

Working Paper
38

geoSIMEX: A Generalized Approach To Modeling Spatial Imprecision

Daniel Runfola, Robert Marty, Seth Goodman, Michael Lefew, Ariel BenYishay

2017-04-01

Working Paper
37

Targeted Foreign Aid and International Migration: Is Development Promotion an Effective Immigration Policy?

Jonas Gamso, Farhod Yuldashev

2017-03-03

Working Paper
36

Foreign Aid and Growth at the Subnational Level

Andrea Civelli, Andrew Horowitz, Arilton Teixeira

2017-03-02

Working Paper
35

Impact of Mass Bed Net Distribution Progams on Politics

Kevin Croke

2017-03-01

Working Paper
34

Natural Resource Sector FDI and Growth in Post-Conflict Settings: Subnational Evidence from Liberia

Jonas B. Bunte, Harsh Desai, Kanio Gbala, Brad Parks, Daniel Miller Runfola

2017-02-01

Working Paper
33

Chinese Aid and Local Corruption

Ann-Sofie Isaksson, Andreas Kotsadam

2016-12-02

Working Paper
32

Forest Cover Impacts of Chinese Development Projects in Ecologically Sensitive Areas

Ariel BenYishay, Bradley Parks, Daniel Runfola, Rachel Trichler

2016-12-01

Working Paper
31

Fueling Conflict? (De)Escalation and Bilateral Aid

Richard Bluhm, Martin Gassebner, Sarah Langlotz, Paul Schaudt

2016-11-02

Working Paper
30

Aid Management, Trust, and Development Policy Influence

Bradley C. Parks, Takaaki Masaki, Jörg Faust, Stefan Leiderer

2016-11-01

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29

Repression and Foreign Aid in Autocracies: Exploiting Debt Relief Negotiations in Post-Cold War Africa

Brett L. Carter

2016-07-02

Working Paper
28

Do Domestic Politics Shape U.S. Influence in the World Bank?

Erasmus Kersting, Christopher Kilby

2016-07-01

Working Paper
27

Tangible Information and Citizen Empowerment: Identification Cards and Food Subsidy Programs in Indonesia

Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Jordan Kyle, Benjamin A. Olken, Sudarno Sumarto

2016-06-01

Working Paper
26

The Dragon's Curse? China, the World Bank, and Perceptions of Corruption in Tanzania

Gina Kelly, Samuel Brazys, Johan A. Elkink

2016-05-04

Working Paper
25

What Determines Earmarked Funding to International Development Organizations?

Vera Z. Eichenauer, Bernhard Reinsberg

2016-05-03

Working Paper
24

Foreign Aid and the Intensity of Violent Armed Conflict

Daniel Strandow, Michael G. Findley, Joseph K. Young

2016-05-02

Working Paper
23

Elite and Mass Support for Foreign Aid Versus Government Programs: Experimental Evidence from Uganda

Michael G. Findley, Adam S. Harris, Helen V. Milner, Daniel Nielson

2016-05-01

Working Paper
22

Indigenous Land Rights and Deforestation: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon

Ariel BenYishay, Silke Heuser, Daniel Runfola, Rachel Trichler

2016-04-01

Working Paper
21

Putting Money to Mouths: Rewarding and Punishing Human Rights Behaviors

Darren Hawkins, Jay Goodliffe

2016-03-01

Working Paper
20

The Impacts of World Bank Development Projects on Sites of High Biodiversity Importance

Graeme M. Buchanan, Bradley C. Parks, Paul F. Donald, Brian F. O'Donnell, Daniel Runfola, John P. Swaddle, Lukasz Tracewski, Stuart H.M. Butchart

2016-02-01

Working Paper
19

Are "New" Donors Challenging World Bank Conditionality?

Diego Hernandez

2016-01-01

Working Paper
18

Sub-national Perspectives on Aid Effectiveness: Impact of Aid on Health Outcomes in Uganda

Tonny Odokonyero, Alex Ijjo, Robert Marty, Tony Muhumuza, Godfrey Owot Moses

2015-12-03

Working Paper
17

Does Foreign Aid Fuel Trust?

Alexandra D'Onofrio, Giuseppe Maggio

2015-12-02

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16

Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy, and Domestic Government Legitimacy: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh

Simone Dietrich, Minhaj Mahmud, Matthew S. Winters

2015-12-01

Working Paper
15

Apples and Dragon Fruits: The Determinants of Aid and Other Forms of State Financing From China to Africa

Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, Austin M. Strange, Michael J. Tierney

2015-10-01

Working Paper
14

Transparency and System Support in Peru

Darren Hawkins, Lucas Brook, Ian Hansen, Neal Hoopes, Taylor Rawson

2015-09-01

Working Paper
13

Does Foreign Aid Target the Poorest?

Ryan C. Briggs

2015-08-02

Working Paper
12

'Ground-Truthing' Chinese Development Finance in Africa: Field Evidence from South Africa and Uganda

Edwin Muchapondwa, Daniel Nielson, Bradley Parks, Austin M. Strange, Michael J. Tierney

2015-08-01

Working Paper
11

Doing Harm by Doing Good: The Negative Externalities of Humanitarian Aid Provision During Civil Conflict

Reed M. Wood, Christopher Sullivan

2015-07-01

Working Paper
10

Do Aid Donors Specialize and Coordinate within Recipient Countries? The Case of Malawi

Peter Nunnenkamp, Albena Sotirova, Rainer Thiele

2015-06-01

Working Paper
9

Aid and Growth at the Regional Level

Axel Dreher, Steffen Lohmann

2015-05-06

Working Paper
8

A Spatial Analysis of The Effect of Foreign Aid in Conflict Areas

Stijn van Weezel

2015-05-05

Working Paper
7

Building a Stronger System for Tracking Nutrition Sensitive Spending

Scott B. Ickes, Rachel B. Trichler, Bradley C. Parks

2015-05-04

Working Paper
6

The Foreign Aid Effectiveness Debate: Evidence from Malawi

Rajlakshmi De, Charles Becker

2015-05-03

Working Paper
5

The Political Economy of Aid Allocation in Africa: Evidence from Zambia

Takaaki Masaki

2015-05-02

Working Paper
4

Aiming at the Wrong Targets: The Difficulty of Improving Domestic Institutions with International Aid

Benjamin P. Buch, Mark T. Buntaine, Bradley C. Parks

2015-05-01

Working Paper
3

Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China's Foreign Assistance

Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Roland Hodler, Bradley C. Parks, Paul A. Raschky, Michael J. Tierney

2014-11-01

Working Paper
2

Titling Community Land to Prevent Deforestation: No Reduction in Forest Loss in Morona-Santiago, Ecuador

Mark T. Buntaine, Stuart E. Hamilton, Marco Millones

2014-10-02

Working Paper
1

Leveraging Aid for Trade Capacity in Uganda

Alex Thomas Ijjo, Isaac Shinyekwa

2014-10-01

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