Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68617
Authors: 
Dreher, Axel
Nunnenkamp, Peter
Schmaljohann, Maya
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1817
Abstract: 
We investigate the importance of geo-strategic and commercial motives for the allocation of German aid to 138 countries over the 1973-2010 period. We find that geo-strategic and - less robustly - commercial motives matter. When we relate geo-strategic and commercial motives to the political color of the German government in general, and the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Foreign Office in particular, we find their importance to increase under socialist leadership. Socialist leadership also decreases the amount of aid commitments, controlled for other factors.
Subjects: 
aid allocation
government ideology
JEL: 
F35
F53
F63
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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