Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/69519
Authors: 
Fuchs, Andreas
Nunnenkamp, Peter
Öhler, Hannes
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1825
Abstract: 
Development assistance has been criticized for a lack of coordination between aid donors. This paper argues that competition for export markets and political support prevents donor countries from closer coordination of aid activities. To test these hypotheses, we perform logit and fractional logit estimations for a large sample of recipient countries and aid activities since the early 1970s. Our empirical results reveal that export competition between donors is a major impediment to aid coordination. Tough less conclusive, we also find some evidence that donors' competition over political support prevents them from coordinating aid activities more closely.
Subjects: 
development aid
donor coordination
trade interests
export similarity
UN voting
JEL: 
F35
F42
F53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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