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The Trade Effect of Aid for Trade in Sub Saharan Africa. Are Donors Self-Interested?

Prihoda, Irene Maria Irmgard LU (2016) NEKP01 20161
Department of Economics
Abstract
Sub Saharan African (SSA) countries are facing severe economic challenges such as high trade costs, poor trade performance and low growth levels. As a result development assistance is needed to overcome these difficulties. SSA countries receive the highest share of Aid for Trade (AfT) and therefore it is important to assess the effects of AfT. This study investigates the trade effect of AfT on trade and whether it generates more exports of donors or exports of recipients. In addition, different institutional settings of recipient countries are taken into account. The main finding suggests that AfT works better in an environment where the recipient country’s government operates effectively. Moreover, the results of this study cannot provide... (More)
Sub Saharan African (SSA) countries are facing severe economic challenges such as high trade costs, poor trade performance and low growth levels. As a result development assistance is needed to overcome these difficulties. SSA countries receive the highest share of Aid for Trade (AfT) and therefore it is important to assess the effects of AfT. This study investigates the trade effect of AfT on trade and whether it generates more exports of donors or exports of recipients. In addition, different institutional settings of recipient countries are taken into account. The main finding suggests that AfT works better in an environment where the recipient country’s government operates effectively. Moreover, the results of this study cannot provide evidence for the pessimistic view of self-interested donors. (Less)
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author
Prihoda, Irene Maria Irmgard LU
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course
NEKP01 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Aid for Trade, Sub Saharan Africa, International Trade, Gravity Model
language
English
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8880074
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2016-06-23 08:59:12
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  abstract     = {Sub Saharan African (SSA) countries are facing severe economic challenges such as high trade costs, poor trade performance and low growth levels. As a result development assistance is needed to overcome these difficulties. SSA countries receive the highest share of Aid for Trade (AfT) and therefore it is important to assess the effects of AfT. This study investigates the trade effect of AfT on trade and whether it generates more exports of donors or exports of recipients. In addition, different institutional settings of recipient countries are taken into account. The main finding suggests that AfT works better in an environment where the recipient country’s government operates effectively. Moreover, the results of this study cannot provide evidence for the pessimistic view of self-interested donors.},
  author       = {Prihoda, Irene Maria Irmgard},
  keyword      = {Aid for Trade,Sub Saharan Africa,International Trade,Gravity Model},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Trade Effect of Aid for Trade in Sub Saharan Africa. Are Donors Self-Interested?},
  year         = {2016},
}