New Data, New Doubts: A Comment on Burnside and Dollar's "Aid, Policies, and Growth" (2000)
20 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2003 Last revised: 24 Sep 2009
Date Written: July 2003
The Burnside and Dollar (2000, AER) finding that aid raises growth in a good policy environment has had an important influence on policy and academic debates. We conduct a data gathering exercise that updates their data from 1970 -93 to 1970 -97, as well as filling in missing data for the original period 1970 -93. We find that the Burnside and Dollar (2002, AER) finding is not robust to the use of this additional data.
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