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CGD working paper 26, New Data, New Doubts: Revisiting "Aid, Policies, and Growth, by CGD non-resident fellow William Easterly, research fellow David Roodman, and Ross Levine (also published as "Aid, Policies, and Growth: Comment" in the American Economic Review, June 2004), concludes that the Burnside and Dollar (2000) finding that aid raises growth in a good policy environment is not statistically robust.

This dataset is a four-year panel covering 1966–97. It includes all the Burnside and Dollar data, and Easterly, Levine and Roodman's expanded data set. The data used in this Working Paper is available in Excel format and Stata 7 format. A .do command file generates all the results in the paper in Stata 7 format. All are included in the zip file.


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