Lessons on Foreign Aid and Economic Development

Micro and Macro Perspectives

Editors: Dutta, Nabamita, Williamson, Claudia R. (Eds.)

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  • Offers perspectives on and assessment of various donor projects
  • Aims to resolve the ambiguity in current literature with regard to aid effectiveness
  • Breaks down the various types of aid and provides examples for each
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A response to the pressing need to address and clarify the substantial ambiguity within current literature, this edited volume aims to deepen readers’ understanding of the impact of foreign aid on development outcomes based on the latest findings in research over the past decade. Foreign aid has long been seen as one of two extremes: either beneficial or damaging, a blessing or a curse. Consequently, many readers perceive aid’s effectiveness based on the work of scholars who are assessing the impact of aid from one of two antithetical perspectives. This book takes a different approach, shedding light on recent research that can deepen our understanding of the complex relationship between aid and its aftereffects. Drawing from an extensive set of studies that have explored micro and macro impacts of foreign aid for recipient nations, chapter authors highlight more layered and nuanced findings, with a focus on donor characteristics, political motives, and an evaluation of aid projects and their effectiveness, including the differential impact based on type of aid. This volume is the first of its kind to unpack aid as a complex rather than a unitary concept and explore the wide areas of grey that have long enshrouded foreign aid.


About the authors

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 development. Her articles have appeared in esteemed journals like the European Journal of Political Economy, Kyklos, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Journal of Institutional Economics, Small Business Economics, International Review of Economics and Finance, Economic Modelling and the Review of International Economics. She has been a visiting research scholar at various institutions in India, Australia, and Germany, and has delivered invited research talks at various prestigious international conferences and workshops. Her research has also been covered by the media, in particular by the BBC, New York Magazine, and Ideas for India.

Claudia R. Williamson is Associate Professor of Economics and the Drew Allen Endowed Fellow at Mississippi State University, USA. Her research focuses on applied microeconomics, the role of culture in development, and the political economy of development policies, such as foreign aid. She currently serves as an editor for the Journal of Institutional Economics. Claudia has authored over 35 articles in refereed journals including the Journal of Law and Economics, World Development, Journal of Comparative Economics, Public Choice, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Institutional Economics. Her work is cited in top journals including the American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, Journal of Economic Growth, and the European Economic Review. Her research has also appeared in popular press outlets, such as The Economist and the BBC. 



Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lessons on Foreign Aid and Economic Development
Book Subtitle
Micro and Macro Perspectives
Editors
  • Nabamita Dutta
  • Claudia R. Williamson
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22121-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22121-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22120-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 297
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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