Title of Presentation or Performance

What is the Relationship Between US ODA Disbursement Patterns and Corruption in Recipient Countries?

Presenter and Advisor Information

Keagan James, Illinois Wesleyan UniversityFollow

Type of Submission (Archival)

Pre-recorded Research Talk

Area of Study or Work

Development Studies, Economics

Faculty Advisor

Michael Seeborg

Expected Graduation Date

2021

Start Date

4-10-2021 8:00 AM

End Date

4-11-2021 5:00 PM

Abstract

The United States is one of the largest donors of Official Development Aid in the world. Despite its economic nature, political factors have historically played a large part in determining who gets what amount of aid. As a rational actor, the United States is looking to get benefits from their ‘investments.’ Because of this, this paper is interested in determining whether corruption in recipient countries determines US ODA patterns. In addition, this paper will attempt to determine whether political variables are the main determinants of US aid disbursement policy over time. As found by the use of a random effects estimation using panel data, corruption in recipient countries results in receiving less ODA from the United States. In addition, political factors have a large impact on aid disbursement patterns from the US.

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What is the Relationship Between US ODA Disbursement Patterns and Corruption in Recipient Countries?

The United States is one of the largest donors of Official Development Aid in the world. Despite its economic nature, political factors have historically played a large part in determining who gets what amount of aid. As a rational actor, the United States is looking to get benefits from their ‘investments.’ Because of this, this paper is interested in determining whether corruption in recipient countries determines US ODA patterns. In addition, this paper will attempt to determine whether political variables are the main determinants of US aid disbursement policy over time. As found by the use of a random effects estimation using panel data, corruption in recipient countries results in receiving less ODA from the United States. In addition, political factors have a large impact on aid disbursement patterns from the US.