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Counting Chickens When They Hatch: The Short-Term Effect of Aid on Growth
Past research on aid and growth is flawed because it typically examines the impact of aggregate aid on growth over a short period, usually four years, while significant portions of aid are unlikelyExpand
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Counting Chickens When They Hatch: Timing and the Effects of Aid on Growth
Recent research yields widely divergent estimates of the cross‐country relationship between foreign aid receipts and economic growth. We re‐analyse data from the three most influential publishedExpand
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Economics and Emigration: Trillion-Dollar Bills on the Sidewalk?
What is the greatest single class of distortions in the global economy? One contender for this title is the tightly binding constraints on emigration from poor countries. Vast numbers of people inExpand
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Blunt Instruments: Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Identifying the Causes of Economic Growth
Concern has intensified in recent years that many instrumental variables used in widely-cited growth regressions may be invalid, weak, or both. Attempts to remedy this general problem remainExpand
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The Place Premium: Wage Differences for Identical Workers Across the U.S. Border
This paper compares the wages of workers inside the United States to the wages of observably identical workers outside the United States-controlling for country of birth, country of education, yearsExpand
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Why did the Tariff–Growth Correlation Change after 1950?
This article uses a new database to establish a key finding: high tariffs were associated with fast growth before World War II, while they have been associated with slow growth thereafter. The paperExpand
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The Long Walk to School: International Education Goals in Historical Perspective
Raising school enrollment, like economic development in general, takes a long time. This is partly because, as a mountain of empirical evidence now shows, economic conditions and slowly-changingExpand
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New data on African health professionals abroad
BackgroundThe migration of doctors and nurses from Africa to developed countries has raised fears of an African medical brain drain. But empirical research on the causes and effects of the phenomenonExpand
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Does Development Reduce Migration?
The most basic economic theory suggests that rising incomes in developing countries will deter emigration from those countries, an idea that captivates policymakers in international aid and tradeExpand
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Wealth Bias in the First Global Capital Market Boom, 1870-1913
Why do rich countries receive the lion's share of international investment flows? Although this wealth bias is strong today, it was even stronger during the first global capital market boom beforeExpand
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