The Determinants of Aid in the Post-Cold War Era

FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2006-021B

27 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2006

See all articles by Subhayu Bandyopadhyay

Subhayu Bandyopadhyay

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; West Virginia University

Howard J. Wall

Lindenwood University - Center for Economics and the Environment

Date Written: October 2006

Abstract

This paper estimates the responsiveness of aid to recipient countries' economic and physical needs, civil/political rights, and government effectiveness. We look exclusively at the post-Cold War era and control for the political, strategic, and other considerations of donors with fixed effects. In general, we find that aid and per capita income were negatively related, while aid was positively related with infant mortality, rights, and government effectiveness.

Keywords: Foreign Aid

JEL Classification: F35

Suggested Citation

Bandyopadhyay, Subhayu and Wall, Howard J., The Determinants of Aid in the Post-Cold War Era (October 2006). FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2006-021B. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=896513

Subhayu Bandyopadhyay

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division ( email )

411 Locust St
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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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West Virginia University ( email )

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304-293-7061 (Fax)

Howard J. Wall (Contact Author)

Lindenwood University - Center for Economics and the Environment ( email )

209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301
United States

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