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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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IDR-DIAL, Paris
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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Economics
Research group:
Centre for the Study of African Economies
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Publication date:
2006-01-01
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English
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2008-03-14

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