The Impact of Foreign Aid on Infant Mortality in Developing Countries

Client: Applied Research Capstone
Faculty: Dick Netzer and Judy Polyne
Team: Daniela Alejandra Arredondo, Ki-Jun Bin, Anna Livak, Juan Miguel Luna
Year: 2003
Previous studies on the impact of foreign aid on infant mortality do not account for the effect of government corruption and political regime, potentially biasing the results. This study analyzes the impact of foreign aid on infant mortality controlling for corruption, political regime, debt service, female education, and health spending. The study uses a country and year fixed effects design, using data from 1997 and 2000 for a sample of 54 countries. The study's dataset was compiled from various sources: World Bank, United Nations, World Health Organization, and Freedom House.