Rethinking Foreign Aid within an Institutional Context

Is foreign aid able to promote growth? Does it really help developing countries to escape out of poverty and to enforce democratic patterns? Acemoglu and Robinson argue, it does not. Not in the way, aid policy is implemented today. In the literature, there is still an ongoing debate whether foreign aid has a positive impact … Continue reading Rethinking Foreign Aid within an Institutional Context

Framing poverty in television news. An analysis of the paper “Framing Responsibility For Political Issues: The Case of Poverty” by Shanto Iyengar (1990)

Introduction A main point of interest in behavioral development economics deals with the question how to fight poverty in developed as well as in developing countries. A first step to do so is to have a clear definition for poverty in mind. If a definition on this is found the problem of poverty can be … Continue reading Framing poverty in television news. An analysis of the paper “Framing Responsibility For Political Issues: The Case of Poverty” by Shanto Iyengar (1990)