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New Data, New Doubts: Revisiting "Aid, Policies, and Growth"

William Easterly (), Ross Levine () and David Roodman ()

No 26, Working Papers from Center for Global Development

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: economic policy; economic growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F35 O23 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
Date: 2003-06
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