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Markus Brueckner (U of Adelaide) on Economic Growth, Foreign Aid and Causality

Markus Brueckner (University of Adelaide)

Markus Brueckner (University of Adelaide)

Markus Brueckner is a senior lecturer at the School of Economics, University of Adelaide, and has research interests including economic growth, political economy and applied econometrics. Along with a number of articles published in highly respected academic journals, Dr Brueckner has written for the New York Times, The Economist and the Wall Street Journal.

In his most recent work, Dr Brueckner has been looking at the link between foreign aid and growth, or more specifically growth and foreign aid. I began our discussion for EconomicsNow! by asking Markus to outline the present consensus view amongst academic economists on the relationship between foreign aid and economic growth.

Read the paper on which this Podcast is based: “On the Simultaneity Problem in the Aid and Growth Debate.” Journal of Applied Econometrics (Forthcoming).

Or download the podcast here: download (mp3)

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