Did the Aid Boom Pacify Sub-Saharan Africa?

Azam, Jean-Paul and Thelen, Véronique (2017) Did the Aid Boom Pacify Sub-Saharan Africa?: Ex-Post Evaluation Using a Near-Identification Approach. TSE Working Paper, n. 14-544, Toulouse

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Abstract

The incidence of civil war in Sub-Saharan Africa since the turn of the century is less than half of what it was on average in the last quarter of the 20th century. This paper shows that the aid boom triggered by 9/11 played a key role in achieving purposefully this result using panel data for 46 African countries over four decades. It applies a nearidentification approach to test the aid-conflict trade-off, taking due account of asymmetric information between the donors and the econometrician. Preference proxies are used in the first-stage to elicit the relevant hidden information.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Sub-title: Ex-Post Evaluation Using a Near-Identification Approach
Language: English
Date: 17 May 2017
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foreign Aid, Africa, Civil Wars
JEL Classification: F35 - Foreign Aid
N47 - Africa; Oceania
P45 - International Trade, Finance, Investment, and Aid
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2015 14:53
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 23:02
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URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/16649

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