The irreconcilability of foreign aid views

Weise, Daniel A. (1983). The irreconcilability of foreign aid views Honours Thesis, School of Economics, University of Queensland.

       
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Author Weise, Daniel A.
Thesis Title The irreconcilability of foreign aid views
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution University of Queensland
Publication date 1983
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 160
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract The thesis examines the apparent irreconcilability of the foreign aid views of various schools of economic thought. Because of the dearth of empirical evidence either to support the aid optimist’s case, or the critiques of the aid pessimists, it was necessary to delve into each school’s philosophical preconceptions to expose the biases of such irresolution. In fact, the whole question of economic scientific testability is discussed, as a prerequisite to an analysis of the ‘trade versus aid’ empirical debate. The analysis of such a debate revealed serious deficiencies in the application of neo-classical theory to the problems of third world development. Conclusions are then drawn from an empirical study of Australian foreign aid within this context.

 
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