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Does Foreign Aid Corrupt?
Economics Letters (2003)
  • José Tavares, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Abstract

We estimate the impact of foreign aid on corruption using geographical and cultural distance to the donor countries as instrumental variables to assess causality. Aid decreases corruption. Our results are statistically and economically significant and robust to different controls.

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2003
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José Tavares. "Does Foreign Aid Corrupt?" Economics Letters (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/josetavares/11/