The Impact of Aid on Growth Revisited: Do Donor Motives Matter?

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June 1, 2010


Christopher Kilby, Axel Dreher


Economics Letters


The typical identification strategy in aid effectiveness studies assumes that donor motives do not influence the impact of aid on growth. We call this homogeneity assumption into question, constructing a model in which donor motives matter and testing the assumption empirically.

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