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New Data, New Doubts: Revisiting "Aid, Policies, and Growth" - Working Paper 26

Ross Levine and David Roodman
February 27, 2003
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The Burnside and Dollar (2000) 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 BD finding is not robust to the use of this additional data. (JEL F350, O230, O400)

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