Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/50820
Authors: 
Dreher, Axel
Sturm, Jan-Egbert
Year of Publication: 
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
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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