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Title:Macro Performance, Fiscal Behavior, and Water Investments: Three Essays on the Effects of Foreign Aid in Bangladesh
Author(s):Quazi, Rahim Masudur
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Rashid, Salim
Department / Program:Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Economics, Agricultural
Abstract:The third essay illustrates the deficiencies of traditional planning approaches to aid financed water investments and demonstrates the importance of embedding the macroeconomic linkages of agricultural into planning framework. First, a dynamic cost minimization model is utilized to compute the minimum amount of investments needed in various water projects such that an exogenously set agricultural growth target can be met. Next, the minimum cost solution is again derived accounting for the macroeconomic linkages of agriculture in a joint agro-macro model. The differences in the optimal solutions obtained from the two models suggest that foreign aid is commonly allocated into financing water investments that are non-optimally planned.
Issue Date:1999
Description:220 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9953116
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1999

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