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The Review of International Organizations

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09-01-2021 Open Access

Optimal decision rules in multilateral aid funds

While existing research has suggested that delegating foreign aid allocation decisions to a multilateral aid fund may incentivize recipient countries to invest in bureaucratic quality, our analysis links the fund’s decision rules to …

07-01-2021 Open Access

Bargaining strategies for governance complex games

Global governance complexes offer member states opportunities for “regime shifting”: playing off an institutional forum against another with the goal of improving one’s relative bargaining position. I probe the internal validity of this strategy.


Screening for losers: Trade institutions and information

Trade law scholars have often argued that international institutions can serve a useful domestic political role by providing a constraint against domestic demands for protection. In this paper, I identify a new way in which such institutions and …

04-01-2021 | Comment

Enduring the great recession: Economic integration in the European Union

Scholars have long feared that regional economic specialization, fostered by freer trade, would make the European Union vulnerable to economic downturn. The most acute concerns have been over the adoption of the common currency: by adopting the …


Foreign aid, human capital accumulation and the potential implications for growth

Previous research has explored various channels in the aid-growth relationship such as the real exchange rate, changes in manufacturing output, institutional capacity, and governance. This paper puts forward a new mechanism: human capital …

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The Review of International Organizations publishes original scientific contributions analyzing the operations and policies of agencies such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, the Group of 7, the World Bank, NATO, the World Health Organization, the European Court of Human Rights, the UN, and similar institutions. Its focus extends to governmental organizations, as well as international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Beyond formal organizations, the Review presents papers on softer institutions and networks of international cooperation, including APEC, the Global Development Network, and the International Competition Forum. The journal offers studies based on modern economic, political economic, and international relations theories, using quantitative or qualitative methods. The RIO has a comment section where it invites comments to articles published in the Review of International Organizations and elsewhere. Replication is particularly encouraged.

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