The Role of Aid and the Ease of Doing Business in the Economic Development of Haiti

Open Access
Author:
Cavanagh, Angela Rae
Area of Honors:
Economics
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • James R. Tybout, Thesis Supervisor
  • Bee Yan Roberts, Faculty Reader
  • James R. Tybout, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • regression analysis
  • aid
  • ease of doing business
  • foreign direct investment
  • Haiti
  • development
Abstract:
This paper aims to demonstrate the potential benefits of using aid in Haiti towards easing the facilitation of business. Through an empirical analysis, easing business processes is linked to inducing foreign direct investment, which is suggested to ultimately drive sustainable growth. It is in the best interest of Haiti to use the inflow of aid towards projects that ease business processes and induce foreign direct investment.