Who's Afraid of Foreign Aid?: The Donors' Perspective

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dc.creator Gradstein, Mark
dc.creator Chong, Alberto E.
dc.date 2011-02-07T21:12:35Z
dc.date 2011-02-07T21:12:35Z
dc.date 2006-03-15
dc.date 2006-03-15
dc.date 2013-12-29T10:57:42Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-08T23:50:55Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-08T23:50:55Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09-08
dc.identifier http://www.iadb.org/en/publications/publication-detail,7101.html?id=6494
dc.identifier.uri https://saber.ucab.edu.ve/xmlui/handle/123456789/15726
dc.description Since efforts by industrial countries to increase the amount of foreign aid they provide have been on the rise recently, it is important to understand the determinants involved. This paper examines the factors affecting support for foreign aid among voters in donor countries. The theoretical model, which considers an endogenous determination of official and private aid flows, suggests that government efficiency is an important factor in this regard, and also ties individual income to aid support through the elasticity of substitution. An empirical analysis of individual attitudes, based on the World Values Surveys, reveals that two factors are positively related to an individual's willingness to support foreign aid: satisfaction with own government performance and individual relative income. Furthermore, when using donor country data, we find that aid is negatively tied to inequality, corruption and taxes. These results are quite consistent with the analytical framework.
dc.format ACROBAT
dc.language en
dc.relation IDB Working Paper Series
dc.subject Public Utilities
dc.subject Servicios públicos domiciliarios
dc.subject WP-556
dc.title Who's Afraid of Foreign Aid?: The Donors' Perspective
dc.type Working Papers
dc.coverage Estados Unidos
dc.coverage États-Unis
dc.coverage United States
dc.coverage Estados Unidos

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