Should and Aid and Trade Be Combined? A Case Study of the Netherlands

Human Welfare: An International Journal of Graduate Research, May 2015, Forthcoming

8 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2015

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Selwyn Moons

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Date Written: May 31, 2014

Abstract

Aid and trade are theoretically intertwined from a development economics perspective. The international community has however, organized responsibilities for aid and trade separately. Changing economic and political circumstances demands a rethinking of this pillar like approach. The shift in economic gravity and the geography of the poor demand a more integrated approach. Relations between donors and aid recipients should be recalibrated. Countries that grow richer over time benefit more from a continuum between aid and trade and combined policies are economically more sensible. A case study of the Netherlands shows that integrating aid and trade policy offers the opportunity to formulate answers to the changing circumstances in the global economy and better handle the challenges.

Keywords: development economics, development policy, policy making, history

JEL Classification: I30, O20, O19

Suggested Citation

Moons, Selwyn, Should and Aid and Trade Be Combined? A Case Study of the Netherlands (May 31, 2014). Human Welfare: An International Journal of Graduate Research, May 2015, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2544334

Selwyn Moons (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute of Social Studies (ISS) ( email )

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