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Title:Do IMF and World Bank influence voting in the UN general assembly? PDF Logo
Authors:Dreher, Axel
Sturm, Jan-Egbert
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:Arbeitspapiere // Konjunkturforschungsstelle, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich 137
Abstract:Using panel data for 188 countries over the period 1970-2002 this paper empirically analyzes the influence of the IMF and the World Bank on voting patterns in the UN General Assembly. Countries receiving adjustment programs and larger non-concessional loans from the World Bank vote more frequently in line with the average G7 country. The same is true for countries obtaining non-concessional IMF programs. Regarding voting coincidence with the US, World Bank (concessional and non-concessional) loans have a significant impact, while the IMF has not. These results are robust to the inclusion of control variables and method of estimation.
Subjects:IMF
World Bank
UN General Assembly
Voting
Aid
JEL:F33
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:doi:10.3929/ethz-a-005187413
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:KOF Working Papers, KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle, ETH Zürich

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