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dc.contributor.authorHajro, Zlataen_US
dc.contributor.authorJoyce, Joseph P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T15:50:59Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T15:50:59Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/23223-
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses a fixed-effects model to analyze the effect of IMF programs on poverty with datafrom 82 countries during 1985 to 2000. Two indicators of poverty, infant mortality rates and theHuman Development Index (HDI), are utilized, and the effects of the IMF?s concessionary andnonconcessionary programs are investigated, as well as economic and governance factors. Theresults show that the IMF?s programs have no significant direct impact on poverty. Growth andgood governance, however, both have significant impacts, lowering infant mortality andincreasing the HDI. The Fund?s concessionary programs increase the impact of growth onlowering infant mortality, while the nonconcessionary programs lower the impact of growth onthe HDI. We also test for the impact of IMF programs on growth. Concessionary programs havea significant contemporaneous positive effect, while nonconcessionary programs have asignificant lagged positive effect.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWorking Papers / Wellesley College, Department of Economics |x2004,01en_US
dc.subject.jelF33en_US
dc.subject.jelO19en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordIMF programs ; poverty ; openness; governanceen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwInternationaler Krediten_US
dc.subject.stwKindersterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsindikatoren_US
dc.subject.stwArmutspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.subject.stwInternational Monetary Funden_US
dc.titleA True Test: Do IMF Programs Hurt the Poor?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn396125115en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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