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Helping hand? Aid to failing states

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We define 'failing states' are those low-income states in which policy and governance is persistently very bad. We develop a theory of reform in these states in which several characteristics of the society might potentially be the binding constraint on change. We then introduce aid, disaggregated into technical assistance and finance, showing how it might affect these constraints. We then test our theory of aid and reform on global data. We estimate hazard functions to establish what enhances...

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Not peer reviewed
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IDR-DIAL, Paris
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for the Study of African Economies
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics
Publication date:
2006
URN:
uuid:0773910a-21c5-48f1-948d-48573f2734ad
Local pid:
ora:1685

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