Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123617
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice A.
Jellal, Mohamed
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/14/007
Abstract: 
The Okada & Samreth (2012, EL) and Asongu (2012, EB; 2013, EEL) debate on 'the effect of foreign aid on corruption' has had an important influence in policy and academic circles. This paper provides a unifying framework by using investment and fiscal behavior transmission channels in 53 African countries for the period 1996-2010. Findings unite the two streams of the debate and broadly suggest that while the 'government's final consumption expenditure' channel is consistent with the latter author, the investment and tax effort channels are in line with the former authors. Justifications for the nexuses are provided. Policy implications on how to use foreign aid constraints in managing fiscal behavior as means of reducing (increasing) corruption (corruption-control) are discussed.
Subjects: 
Foreign Aid
Political Economy
Development
Africa
JEL: 
B20
F35
F50
O10
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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