The Role of Foreign Aid and Foreign Direct Investment in Reducing Poverty

We examine the role of foreign aid and foreign direct investment (FDI) in reducing poverty in less developed countries (LDCs). Using panel data, our analyses suggest the effectiveness of foreign aid in reducing poverty depends on the measure of aid, the type of data analyzed, and the method of analysis employed. Overall, our findings suggest that FDI is largely ineffective in reducing poverty, and that U.S. agricultural aid has a small but significantly negative effect on reducing poverty in LDCs.


Issue Date:
Jun 05 2015
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/206193
Total Pages:
1
JEL Codes:
F21; F35; O10; O19; Q17
Series Statement:
Poster
7446




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