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Political Institutions, State Capabilities, and Public Policy: An International Dataset (2014 Update)


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CODE: IDB-DB-112
AUTHOR(s): Berkman, Heather , Focanti, Diego , Franco, Maria , Scartascini, Carlos , Stein, Ernesto H. , Tommasi, Mariano
PUBLISHED: December 2013
THIS VERSION: June 2014
LANGUAGE: English
RELATED TOPICS: Government and Democracy
DOWNLOAD DATASET IN: English

Abstract:

This document presents the codebook for an updated version of the 2008 database on Political Institutions, State Capabilities, and Public Policy. While most databases have emphasized either the content of policies (e.g., size of government deficits) or countries’ formal institutions (e.g., political regime, electoral system), the main variables in this database reflect the policymaking capabilities of different polities. As such, this database includes indicators on the key features of public policies (such as stability, adaptability, coordination, efficiency, and public regardedness) and on government capabilities (such as congress capabilities, judicial independence, political party institutionalization, and civil service). The value added of this database is not so much having generated new data as having compiled and aggregated existing data in a useful manner for empirical analysis. These data has been used for studying the workings of the policymaking process in Latin America, the impact of government capabilities on the quality of public policies, and the determinants of institutionalization, among other purposes.

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