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6 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleWhat Is the Aggregate Economic Rate of Return to Foreign Aid?
In recent years, academic studies have been converging towards the view that foreign aid promotes aggregate economic growth...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Simulation methods (Economics)
Working PaperWhat is the Aggregate Economic Rate of Return to Foreign Aid?
Does foreign aid promote aggregate economic growth? In contrast to widespread perceptions, academic studies of this question have been rapidly converging towards a positive answer...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Simulation methods (Economics)
Journal ArticleCorruption and the Efficiency of Capital Investment in Developing Countries
This paper tests the effect of corruption on the efficiency of capital investment...Capital investments Economic development Corruption
Working PaperCorruption and the Efficiency of Capital Investment in Developing Countries
This paper considers the effect of corruption on the efficiency of capital investment...Capital investments Economic development Corruption
Journal ArticleWhat determines public education expenditures in Russia?
Recent studies suggest that the allocation of expenditures in education is important for growth...Education Public expenditures Institutional economics
Working PaperWhat Determines Public Education Expenditures in a Transition Economy?
Recent studies suggest that the allocation of expenditures in education matters for growth. Public education spending in many transition economies, however, is often inefficient and inequitable with education outlays misallocated across sectors...Education Public expenditures Institutional economics