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The curse of aid

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Economic Growth, July 2008
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#27 of 175)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)

Mentioned by

2 news outlets
1 blog
1 policy source
1 Wikipedia page


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284 Mendeley
The curse of aid
Published in
Journal of Economic Growth, July 2008
DOI 10.1007/s10887-008-9032-8

Simeon Djankov, Jose G. Montalvo, Marta Reynal-Querol

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 284 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 4%
Germany 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Uganda 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 264 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 94 33%
Student > Master 44 15%
Student > Bachelor 43 15%
Researcher 19 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 19 7%
Other 65 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 135 48%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 82 29%
Unspecified 24 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 11 4%
Environmental Science 7 2%
Other 25 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 June 2019.
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Altmetric has tracked 13,210,706 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 96th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 175 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 14.9. This one has done well, scoring higher than 84% of its peers.
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