New Data, New Doubts: A Comment on Burnside and Dollar's 'Aid, Policies, and Growth' (2000)

Posted: 1 Oct 2003

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William Easterly

New York University - Department of Economics

Ross Levine

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

David Roodman

Open Philanthropy

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Abstract

The Burnside and Dollar (2000) finding that aid raises growth in a good policy environment has had an important influence on policy and academic debates. We conduct a data gathering exercise that updates their data from 1970-93 to 1970-97, as well as filling in missing data for the original period 1970-93. We find that the BD finding is not robust to the use of this additional data.

Keywords: foreign aid, growth, policy

JEL Classification: F350, O230, O400

Suggested Citation

Easterly, William and Levine, Ross Eric and Roodman, David, New Data, New Doubts: A Comment on Burnside and Dollar's 'Aid, Policies, and Growth' (2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=440062

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Ross Eric Levine

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