Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123639
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice A.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/14/022
Abstract: 
This paper puts figures to the facts of Eubank (2012), a recently celebrated paper in the Journal of Development Studies. We investigate the underpinning Somaliland-based hypothesis that foreign aid dilutes the positive role of taxation on political governance. The assessment is based on 53 African countries for the period 1996-2010. For more policy options, the dataset is disaggregated into fundamental characteristics of African development based on income-levels, legal origins, natural resources and landlockeness. While the Eubank hypothesis is invalid in baseline Africa, low-income and English common law countries of the continent, we cannot conclude on its validity for other fundamental characteristics of development. Policy implications, caveats and future directions are discussed.
Subjects: 
Foreign Aid
Political Economy
Development
Africa
JEL: 
B20
F35
F50
O10
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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