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Has the New Aid for Trade Agenda been Export Effective? Evidence on the Impact of US AfT Allocations 1999-2008

Bearce, DH and Finkel, SE and Pérez-Liñán, AS and Rodríguez-Zepeda, J and Surzhko-Harned, L (2013) Has the New Aid for Trade Agenda been Export Effective? Evidence on the Impact of US AfT Allocations 1999-2008. International Studies Quarterly, 57 (1). 163 - 170. ISSN 0020-8833

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After a decade of Aid for Trade (AfT) allocations, we can now begin to assess whether this new development strategy has been effective. Focusing on the short-term goal of export growth, we examine whether AfT from the US government promoted exports within recipient national economies over the period 1999-2008. Our results suggest that a $1 dollar increase in total US AfT has been associated with about a $69 increase in recipient exports 2years later. We also show that the export effect of US AfT has not been confined to the US market and is driven primarily by exports to the rest of the world. In addition, we show that US AfT has been effective in reaching more needy countries as the substantive effect of US aid for trade has been larger in lesser-developed, landlocked, and more distant recipient countries. © 2013 International Studies Association.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bearce, DH
Finkel, SEfinkel@pitt.eduFINKEL
Pérez-Liñán, AS
Rodríguez-Zepeda, J
Surzhko-Harned, L
Date: 1 March 2013
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: International Studies Quarterly
Volume: 57
Number: 1
Page Range: 163 - 170
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1111/isqu.12027
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Political Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0020-8833
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Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 21:48
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:57


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