Accession Number:

ADA149811

Title:

An Economic Analysis of United States Assistance to Selected Less Developed Countries.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

237.0

Abstract:

In this paper, we review and evaluate certain United States military and economic assistance programs for Less Developed Countries LDCs. We begin outlining the Congressional mandate for current U.S. foreign assistance programs. Using conventional indifference curve analysis, we demonstrate that military loans at U.S. Government cost-of-money interest rates must be balanced with grants or economic assistance to achieve stated U.S. foreign policy objectives. In appendices, we present economic forecasts and analyses for 19 selected LDCs. We conclude the main paper by commenting on the policy implications of our review and evaluation. Author.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE