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Foreign Interests : Immigration and the Political Economy of Foreign Aid ∗

@inproceedings{Bermeo2009ForeignI,
  title={Foreign Interests : Immigration and the Political Economy of Foreign Aid ∗},
  author={S. Bermeo},
  year={2009}
}
This paper examines the link between immigration and foreign aid. Recipient countries with more migrants living in a donor, on average, receive more foreign aid from the donor. We find evidence that donors use aid as a tool in their broader immigration policy, seeking to slow unwanted immigration. However, we also find evidence that diaspora communities with greater political voice successfully translate that voice into more aid for their countries of origin. There is evidence that these two… Expand
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