Finally a breakthrough? The recent rise in the size of the estimates of aid effectiveness

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  • Martin Paldam
  • Hristos Doucouliagos, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, Australien
The authors have previously surveyed the AEL, aid (empirical) effectiveness literature, using the technique of meta-analysis. We reached the result that the small positive effect of aid on growth found in the average study is mostly a publication selection bias. This present study concentrates on the new literature from 2007 onward which is divided into: Period (A) 2007-08: where the AEL showed aid ineffectiveness. Period (B) 2009-11: where the results are better. Three hypotheses may explain the upward kink in the results: (i) Aid effectiveness has increased. (ii) A breakthrough has occurred in the models and estimators. (iii) The improve-ment is an artifact. Unfortunately the data support the third hypothesis only.
TitelHandbook on the Economics of Foreign Aid
RedaktørerMak Arvin, Byron Law
Antal sider25
UdgivelsesstedNorthampton, MA
ForlagEdward Elgar Publishing
ISBN (trykt)978 1 78347 457 8
ISBN (Elektronisk)978 1 78347 457 2
StatusUdgivet - 2015

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