Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Economics

Advisor

Dr. Kevin Sylwester

Abstract

AN ABSTRACT OF THE RESEARCH PAPER OF

Kouassi Aziafo Magnon, for the Masters of Science degree in Economics, presented on February 20, 2012 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

TITLE: FOREIGN AID, INEQUALITY, AND POVERTY: IS THE EFFECT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA DIFFERENT?

MAJOR PROFESSOR: Dr. Kevin Sylwester

The purpose of this paper is to examine if the impact of foreign aid on inequality and poverty differs in sub-Saharan Africa compared to other regions. Using cross sectional and panel data analysis, we find that there is no strong evidence that foreign aid differently affects income disparity and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. These findings seem to coincide with the main conclusions of the literature on foreign aid’s effectiveness.

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AN ABSTRACT OF THE RESEARCH PAPER OF

Kouassi Aziafo Magnon, for the Masters of Science degree in Economics, presented on February 20, 2012 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

TITLE: Foreign Aid, Inequality, and Poverty: Is the Effect in Sub-Saharan Africa Different?

MAJOR PROFESSOR: Dr. Kevin Sylwester

The purpose of this paper is to examine if the impact of foreign aid on inequality and poverty differs in sub-Saharan Africa compared to other regions. Using cross sectional and panel data analysis, we find that there is no strong evidence that foreign aid differently affects income disparity and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. These findings seem to coincide with the main conclusions of the literature on foreign aid’s effectiveness.

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