Poli Sci notes 11-12-07 - Adam Caplan 11/12/07 Intl Poli...

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Adam Caplan 11/12/07 Intl Poli Notes Foreign Aid o Bilateral Aid o International Institutions o Regional Development Banks o Private Charities Why Do Governments Give Foreign Aid? o Humanitarian Ex: Tsunami, Aids prevention, etc. o Military Strategy Ex: U.S. Marshall Plan, Korea, Japan, Pakistan o Pork Spending U.S. grain aid, shipping aid o Buy the help of other countries UN Votes, Military Bases, etc. Levels of Foreign Aid Over Time o Historically, highest during the Cold War o If each country gave 0.7% of GDP, global aid would increase by $100 billion Aid and Investment o Financing Gap Difference between “required investment” and national savings o Foreign aid could be utilized to free up resources in poor countries and allow for more investment The Evidence o We expect foreign aid should have a positive impact on economic growth Only for 17 of 88 countries o Investment levels should explain cross-national patterns of economic growth Very little evidence
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course POLI SCI 103B taught by Professor Jensen during the Fall '07 term at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Poli Sci notes 11-12-07 - Adam Caplan 11/12/07 Intl Poli...

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