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Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia

53 (2) 2019 3 – 19


Does Foreign Aid Act as an Instrument of Economic Growth in India and Sri Lanka?
Adakah Akta Bantuan Asing sebagai Instrumen Pertumbuhan Ekonomi di India dan Sri Lanka? Adakah Akta Bantuan Asing sebagai Instrumen Pertumbuhan Ekonomi di India dan Sri Lanka?

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela
Odisha – 769008
INDIA

nsethinarayan@gmail.com

Doctoral Research Fellow
Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences
National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela
Odisha – 769008
INDIA

padmaja.1806@gmail.com

Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela
Odisha – 769008
INDIA

sahoomalayaranjan4@gmail.com

Department of Business Administration
Central University of Jharkhand
Ranchi – 835205
INDIA

sanhita.sucharita@gmail.com

Abstract

Foreign aid is considered as an important instrument of the foreign policy of states. It acts as a major source of foreign exchange earnings for developing countries. Therefore, it is regarded as a basic pillar of developmental process. This study the trends and composition of foreign aid inflows in India and Sri Lanka. This study also empirically examines the relationship between foreign aid or Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) and economic growth for India and Sri Lanka using the annual data 1960-1961 to 2014-2015. Further, this study aims to test the causal relationship among foreign aid with other macroeconomic variables such as domestic investment, financial sector development and trade, and inflation rate of these countries. This study employed Johansen and Juselius (JJ) (Johansen & Juselius 1990) procedure of testing for the presence of multiple cointegrating vectors. This study also used Vector Error Correction (VECM)-Granger Causality test to find out the short run dynamic equilibrium relationship among the variables. The empirical results show that there are both short and long run equilibrium relationships existing between foreign aid and economic growth with other macroeconomic variables in both the countries. However, the direction of inter-linkage between foreign aid and economic growth contradicts to each other in case of India and Sri Lanka, both in short run and long run. The error correction term is positive and significant in selected macroeconomic variables indicating a long-run causality in India and Sri Lanka.

Keywords

economic growth; Foreign aid; India; Sri Lanka

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Sethi, , Bhujabal, , Sahoo, , & Sucharita, (2019). Does Foreign Aid Act as an Instrument of Economic Growth in India and Sri Lanka?. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 53(2), 3–19. http://dx.doi.org/10.17576/JEM-2019-5302-1

@article{sethi2019foreign,
  title={Does Foreign Aid Act as an Instrument of Economic Growth in India and Sri Lanka?},
  author={Sethi, Narayan and Bhujabal, Padmaja and Sahoo, Malayaranjan and Sucharita, Sanhita},
  journal={Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia},
  volume={53},
  number={2},
  pages={3—19},
  year={2019},
}


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