Oct 3, 2013

International aid and financial crises in donor countries

This paper estimates how donor-country banking crises have affected aid flows in the past, using panel data from 24 donor countries between 1977 and 2010. We find that banking crises in donor countries are associated with a substantial additional fall in aid flows, beyond any income-related effects, at least in part because of the high fiscal costs of crisis and the debt hangover in the post-crisis periods. Aid flows from crisis-affected countries are estimated to fall by 28% or more (relative to the counterfactual) and to bottom out only about a decade after the banking crisis hits.
From a paper by Hai-Anh DangStephen Knack, & F. Halsey Rogers. A draft is here.
Aid comes back and to a higher level . . .

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