Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/100695
Authors: 
Hühne, Philipp
Meyer, Birgit
Nunnenkamp, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1953
Abstract: 
Considering that primary commodity dependence continues to be a major problem of various lower income countries, we analyze whether Aid for Trade (AfT) has helped recipient countries upgrade and diversify their exports. Estimating an asymmetric and aggregated gravity model, we find that AfT has been effective in promoting recipient exports of manufactures - whereas the effects on primary commodities are typically insignificant. These findings hold not only for trade relations with donor countries but also in south-south trade with other developing countries.
Subjects: 
aid for trade
recipient exports
export diversification
south-south trade
JEL: 
F35
F14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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