Aid and growth: Erixon and selective data

Jim at Our Word is Our Weapon splendidly refutes the graph published by Fredrik Erixon that purports to show a negative relationship between aid and growth. (See also Jeff Sachs’s response to Erixon).

As Jim points out, these very simple purported relationships tell us almost nothing.  Proper statistical analysis of the relationship between aid and growth finds a robust positive relationship.

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