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The Political Economy of Foreign Aid: Allocation, Timing, and Effectivenes

Eichenauer, Vera Z.

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Abstract

This thesis consists of four essays on the political economy of foreign aid. These essays cover issues related to the allocation, the timing, and the economic consequences of foreign aid for recipient countries. Chapters 1 and 3 consider the allocation of official development assistance across different aid channels (bilateral, multi-bi/trust funds, or multilateral). Chapter 2 studies the sub-annual timing of aid contributions to World Bank funds. Chapter 4 examines the growth consequences of short-term politically motivated foreign aid.

Item Type: Dissertation
Supervisor: Dreher, Prof. Dr. Axel
Place of Publication: Heidelberg
Date of thesis defense: 28 November 2016
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 08:36
Date: 2018
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Economics and Social Studies > Alfred-Weber-Institut for Economics
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
320 Political science
330 Economics
Controlled Keywords: Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Politische Ökonomie, Internationale Organisationen
Uncontrolled Keywords: foreign aid, political economy, international organisations, trust funds, multi-bi aid, bilateral aid, multilateral aid
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