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The economics of foreign aid

Raymond Frech Mikesell

The economics of foreign aid

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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Economic assistance.,
  • Economic assistance, American.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [284]-295.

    Statement[by] Raymond F. Mikesell.
    SeriesModern economics
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC60 .M492 1968b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 300 p.
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5716097M
    ISBN 100297176048
    LC Control Number70355403

    Foreign Aid. Foreign aid is defined as the voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another country. This transfer includes any flow of capital to developing countries. A developing country usually does not have a robust industrial base and is characterized by a low Human Development Index (HDI).


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Foreign aid is defined as the voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another country. This transfer includes any flow of capital to developing countries. A developing country usually does not have a robust industrial base and is characterized by a low Human Development Index (HDI).

Foreign aid can be in the form of a loan or a grant. The Economics of International Development: Foreign Aid versus Freedom for the World's Poor (Readings in Political Economy) [Easterly, William] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Economics of International Development: Foreign Aid versus Freedom for the World's Poor (Readings in Political Economy)5/5(1).

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Foreign Aid, War, and Economic Development traces the economic history of South Vietnam from to During this period encompassing the Vietnam war, high-level officials paid relatively little attention to the economy of South Vietnam even though economic development was a necessary condition for the country's by: A twentieth-century innovation, foreign aid has become a familiar and even expected element in international relations.

But scholars and government officials continue to debate why countries provide it: some claim that it is primarily a tool of diplomacy, some argue that it is largely intended to support development in poor countries, and still others point out its myriad newer uses. Assessing the Impact of Foreign Aid: Value for Money and Aid for Trade.

provides updated information on how to improve foreign aid programs, exploring the concept and practice of impact assessment within the sometimes-unproblematic approaches advocated in current literature of value for money and aid for trade. Contributors from multi-lateral agencies and NGOs discuss.

Foreign aid is controversial in development economics. Three distinct camps may be distinguished: One believes that official assistance is ineffective, and has harmed poor countries throughout the years. This views official aid as creating dependency, fostering corruption, and encouraging currency overvaluation (Easterly and Moyo ).

Foreign Aid for Development Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda Foreign aid is one of the few topics in the development discourse with such an uninterrupted, yet volatile history in terms of interest and attention from academics, policymakers, and practitioners alike.

Foreign aid has had a positive impact on health and humanitarian needs. The issue is what impact it has on economic development. According to Sebastian Edwards, the overall findings of a large body of research have been ‘fragile and inconclusive’, with some experts concluding that ‘in the best of cases, it was possible to say that there was a small Author: Jong-Dae Park.

Rich countries should provide the capital, in the form of foreign aid. To use the capital efficiently, poor-country governments should plan their economies and create new industries to substitute.

Moreover, there are serious political and economic hazards of a foreign aid led growth model and long-term dependence on foreign aid. Therefore, foreign aid may be desirable but not essential for the development of these countries.

But more importantly, while negotiating aid, the recipient countries should be cautious of donor motives and their Cited by: The book offers advanced and contemporary readings in international trade and economic development, constructed on various fundamental topics that define the realm of this subject.

The book brings together many of the issues that are considered staple reading for a course in trade and development, but was previously unavailable in a comprehensive : Rajat Acharyya.

Nabamita Dutta is Associate Professor of Economics at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA. To date, she has published over 40 peer reviewed articles on various topics (e.g. foreign aid, press freedom, economic freedom, financial development, and entrepreneurship) at the intersection of new institutional economics and economic : Palgrave Macmillan.

In the Pergau case, aid officials tried to use rational economic analysis to bolster their case against the project, but ran up against powerful vested interests in both the UK and Malaysia. The book discusses the reasons for the resulting controversy and examines the lessons for.

How Foreign Aid Perpetuates Corruption and Human Rights Abuses. Many might concede this point, but argue that foreign aid is still needed as a stop gap measure. But foreign aid just locks in corrupt leaders and their bad economic systems by allowing the corrupt elites in those countries to linger on with their failed policies.

The book should be required reading for international political economy, human rights, and foreign policy scholars. It persuasively calls for a.

Genre/Form: Bibliography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mishra, Sudhakanta. Economics of foreign aid. Allahabad: Kitab Mahal, (OCoLC) Foreign Aid for Development Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda Edited by George Mavrotas WIDER Studies in Development Economics.

Contributions by leading foreign aid scholars; Rigorous and timely analysis of a broad range of aid issues including Millenium Development Goals; Facilitates cross-country comparison.

Top experts in the field discuss how to improve the effectiveness of foreign aid, proposing practical solutions to specific problems rather than a utopian master plan. The urgency of reducing poverty in the developing world has been the subject of a public campaign by such unlikely policy experts as George Clooney, Alicia Keyes, Elton John, Angelina Jolie, and Bono.

The topic of foreign aid is controversial amongst development economists and the general public alike. Many view official forms of assistance as ineffective; more likely to foster corruption and dependency than alleviate poverty in the long term.

The introduction of annual aid spending targets – such as those outlined by the United Nations in the. Professor Angus Deaton deservedly won the Nobel Prize last month for his seminal work on micro-level data and measurement in economics.

This has led to prominent news coverage of Professor Deaton’s views on an issue unrelated to the contributions that won him the prize: the dangers of foreign aid. PABLO: I will grant that, following decolonization, it has often been easy to see foreign aid as just another tool of global capitalism.

Indeed, the aid regime emerged after the Second World War in the shadow of great power politics: a way for the Western bloc to counter the spread of communism, which was itself facilitated by Soviet foreign aid.

The Politics and Economics of Britain’s Foreign Aid: The Pergau Dam Affair. By Tim Lankester. Routledge; pages; $ and £ Buy fromIT IS easy to understand why.

This book teaches you the economics of game theory: how individuals act and react when in competition with each other. Schelling, Micromotives and Macrobehavior,reprint This is a lovely book that analyzes the various non-intuitive things that happen when we try to aggregate up from individual behavior to societal aggregates.

Downloadable. This paper examines whether foreign aid in education has a significant effect on growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our analysis covers 38 countries over the period and we control for initial per capita income, inflation, investment, government consumption, openness to trade and institutional quality.

We find that (i) aid in primary education has a positive and. Foreign aid is now a $bn business and is expanding more rapidly today than it has for a generation. But does it work. Indeed, is it needed at all.

Other attempts to answer these important questions have been dominated by a focus on the impact of official aid provided by governments. But today possibly as much as 30 percent of aid is provided by Non.

Downloadable. The foreign aid arena as it pertains to the African continent has traditionally been dominated by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, however over the last three decades non-traditional donors such as the China, South Africa and Brazil have emerged in the donor field.

The increasing importance of non-traditional donors Cited by: 1. Poor Economics doesn't simply offer a unilateral view of how to fight global poverty; rather, this book offers views from both sides of the foreign aid debate (i.e. Sachs v. Easterly) and provides examples of different organizations that have dealt with attacking poverty on /5.

The Institutional Economics of Foreign Aid. Bertin Martens, Uwe Mummert, Peter Murrell, Paul Seabright, Elinor Ostrom, Cambridge University Press, This book analyzes the institutions–incentives and constraints–that guide the behavior of persons involved in the implementation of aid programs.

In his book titled The Great Escape, Angus Deaton, an expert on global poverty and foreign aid and the newest winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, declares that foreign aid does more harm than good.

According to him, it corrupts. After an era of pessimism, recent empirical studies indicate that foreign aid leads to economic growth under certain conditions, for example a sound policy environment.

However, whether or not aid also alleviates poverty is a highly debated issue. Against this background, the book assesses the prospects of ODA for poverty : Physica-Verlag Heidelberg. Dependency theory is the notion that resources flow from a "periphery" of poor and underdeveloped states to a "core" of wealthy states, enriching the latter at the expense of the is a central contention of dependency theory that poor states are impoverished and rich ones enriched by the way poor states are integrated into the "world system".

Corruption and Foreign Aid. 0 Views. Mark Thornton is a Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute and the book review editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

He has authored seven books and is a frequent guest on national radio shows. But even sadder is the fact that we don’t even argue against foreign aid. What we argue in the book is that aid — the little of it that reaches its Author: Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson.

Challenging Foreign Aid. explores what makes the MCA different and pinpoints the critical issues that will determine its success or book concludes with important recommendations about how the MCA should be strengthened to solidify its innovation and independence and to ensure coordination with other US foreign aid programs.

Economic aid to developing countries is an important—and often controversial—part of foreign policy for many Western nations. But how effective is such aid in achieving the objectives of the giver and the recipient.

In this important study, Paul Mosley offers a challenging reassessment of the role of economic aid for nations on both sides of the by:   After such an aid program, Sachs’ book predicts, "the tremendous dynamism of self-sustaining economic growth can take hold.

Economic development works. It. Sophal Ear's Aid Dependence in Cambodia is both passionate and level-headed. Inspired by his family's history and based on extensive field interviews and careful case studies, it offers a sustained criticism of how aid policies have contributed to dependence and helped undermine fragile democracies.

Foreign aid, by giving money to government officials, usually gets in the way of progress. This book covers a lot of economic terrain and does so effectively.

It would make enlightening reading for anyone who isn’t familiar with international economics (or economics at all) but wants to learn.

Chapter 7 Foreign Aid, International Migration and Welfare Chapter 8 The Hope for Hysteresis in Foreign Aid Chapter 9 A Pareto-Improving Foreign Aid in a Dynamic North–South Model.

Most general studies on aid are situated within the framework of development economics; a noticeable exception is Martens, et al.which explores the relevance of institutional economics (a subfield of economics that grew greatly beginning in .With twin foci of economics and policy this book raises the potential for making sophisticated and coherent decisions on aid allocation to developing countries.

Show less. Assessing the Impact of Foreign Aid: Value for Money and Aid for Trade provides updated information on how to improve foreign aid programs.A highly readable and enjoyable presentation of eight years of field research in developing countries which covers issues around representation and the lack of aid evaluation, reviewed by Arnaud Vaganay.

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty. Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo. Public Affairs.