Essays on development economics

A.F. Zenthöfer

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Abstract

The studies in this thesis investigate some of the effects of humanitarian aid and the production of natural resources in developing countries. The studies suggest that these “free lunches” can have negative (unintended) consequences. Even though it achieves its goal of increasing food consumption and life expectancy, humanitarian aid can have adverse effects on government expenditure for education, health, and military purposes. Commodity exports can negatively influence the rule of law, corruption, and political stability and can crowd out other economic activities. But if properly managed windfalls resulting from aid and natural resources can improve economic conditions.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Beck, T.H.L., Promotor
Award date26 Jun 2013
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789056683603
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Humanitarian aid
Natural resources
Development economics
Life expectancy
Food consumption
Developing countries
Unintended consequences
Political stability
Health education
Windfall
Military
Government expenditure
Rule of law
Commodities
Corruption
Economic activity
Crowd-out
Free lunch
Economic conditions

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Zenthöfer, A. F. (2013). Essays on development economics. Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research.
Zenthöfer, A.F.. / Essays on development economics. Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 2013. 111 p.
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Zenthöfer, AF 2013, 'Essays on development economics', Doctor of Philosophy, Tilburg University, Tilburg.

Essays on development economics. / Zenthöfer, A.F.

Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 2013. 111 p.

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