Working Papers, Department of Economics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 1998-12
We examine how the source of foreign aid affects the composition of the recipient government's spending. Does the source of aid -- bilateral or miltilateral -- influence ricipient policy-makers' choice between development and nondevelopment expenditure? We depart from previous literature by introducing strong asymmetries in policy-maker's preferences. With financial constraints set by foreign aid and domestic revenues, this formalization allows us to model and estimate the fiscal behavior of government policy-makers in the presense of foreign aid.