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Laying the Theoretical Foundations for the Study of Development Aid

Clark C. Gibson

in The Samaritan's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199278855
eISBN:
9780191602863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278857.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the problem of collective action as it relates to development at the operational level. It first explores how individuals’ motivation may hamper their incentive to work ... More


The Samaritan's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid

Clark C. Gibson, Krister Andersson, Elinor Ostrom, and Sujai Shivakumar

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199278855
eISBN:
9780191602863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278857.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

What’s wrong with development aid? It is argued that much of aid’s failure is related to the institutions that structure its delivery. These institutions govern the complex relationships between the ... More


A Formal Analysis of Incentives in Strategic Interactions Involving an International Development Cooperation Agency

Clark C. Gibson

in The Samaritan's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199278855
eISBN:
9780191602863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278857.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Initial conditions in the recipient almost always reflect tragedies of the commons, public good problems, and principal-agent problems. Two broad motives/mechanisms behind the decision on the part of ... More


Defining the Problem: Begging bowls and benefactors

Daniel J. Clarke and Stefan Dercon

in Dull Disasters?: How planning ahead will make a difference

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198785576
eISBN:
9780191827440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785576.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The post-disaster relationships between national and subnational governments, government and farmers, government and homeowners, and government and the international humanitarian system often take ... More


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