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

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

No 9846, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: The Burnside and Dollar (2000, AER) 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 Burnside and Dollar (2002, AER) finding is not robust to the use of this additional data.

JEL-codes: F35 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003-07
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Published as Easterly, William, R. Levine and D. Roodman. “New data, new doubts: A Comment on Burnside and Dollar’s 'Aid, Policies, and Growth' (2000)." American Economic Review 94, 3 (June 2004): 774-780.

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