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Dig Deeper: Christopher Kilby, PhD, on Foreign Aid and Democratic Reform


This Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 3:00 p.m. Christopher Kilby, PhD, will deliver the year’s first Scholarship@Villanova lecture entitled “Aid and Democracy Redux: Reassessing the Impact of Foreign Aid on Democracy.” The lecture will focus on donors, like the United States, whose goals include the promotion of democratic reform in developing countries. Dr. Kilby will use unique and improved methods to analyze an in-depth data set in order to describe the real impact of foreign aid on the process of democratization abroad.

For this week’s Dig Deeper post, research librarian Merrill Stein has collected several points of access into the world of political science and global economics. You can find those links below.

Scholarship@Villanova events are dedicated to the recognition of bold scholarly publications, exciting ongoing research, and other intellectual contributions of faculty members from all four of Villanova University’s colleges. Dr. Kilby’s talk will be the first of several lectures in this series. The lecture will be held in the Speakers’ Corner on the first floor of the Library, and in the tradition of past Scholarship@Villanova lectures, this event is free and open to the public.


Dig Deeper Series: Reassessing the Impact of Foreign Aid on Democracy

To find more information about the impact of foreign aid on democracy, search one of our subscription databases, the VSB section of Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) , use the “Articles and more” tab to search across many library resources or check out an international organization on the web.

Articles and more” tab at Library website:

Articles & more foreign aid




OECD iLibrary – Full text access to all of the books, periodicals, statistics and working papers produced by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development since 1998.  Books, periodicals and working papers may be searched by title or subject fields or in full text.

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online – CIAO includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, full-text journal articles and policy briefs, and teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, and course packs of background readings.

Aid related agencies: IMF, USAID, World Bank and the United Nations (UN)

Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics Working Paper Series

Article by Corey Waite Arnold, writer and intern on the Communication and Publications Team. Arnold is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.

Links prepared by Merrill Stein, Assessment team leader and geography and political science liaison team leader.

Our new Dig Deeper series features links to Falvey Memorial Library resources curated and provided by a librarian specializing in the subject, to allow you to enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of seasonal occasions and events held here at the Library. Don’t hesitate to ‘ask us!’ if you’d like to take the excavation even further. And visit our Events listings for more exciting upcoming speakers, lectures and workshops! 



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