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The economic effects of constitutions: replicating—and extending—Persson and Tabellini
Persson and Tabellini (The Economic Effects of Constitutions, The MIT Press, Cambridge, 2003) show that presidential regimes and majoritarian election systems have important economic effects. Here,Expand
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The economic effects of federalism and decentralization—a cross-country assessment
This paper explores the idea that institutional details matter and that attempts to estimate the economic effects of federalism by employing a simple dummy variable neglect potentially importantExpand
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Does organizational design of supreme audit institutions matter? A cross-country assessment
This is the first study that assesses the economic effects of differences in organizational design of supreme audit institutions (SAIs) on a cross-country basis. The effects on three groups ofExpand
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Improving Credibility by Delegating Judicial Competence - the Case of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
It is argued that government credibility is an important resource and that it can be improved by delegating decision-making competence beyond the nation-state. It is hypothesized that such delegationExpand
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The Economic Effects of Constitutional Budget Institutions
There is a well-established literature analyzing the effects of fiscal institutions on fiscal policy variables such as budget deficits or accumulated government debt. We combine this literature withExpand
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The Economic Effects of Human Rights
Economists are often skeptical concerning the economic effects of various forms of human rights: it has been argued that basic human rights can make the legal system less efficient but also thatExpand
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Federalism and Decentralization - A Critical Survey of Frequently Used Indicators
The economic effects of federalism are unclear: some papers find that federalism has strong positive effects on a number of economically relevant variables, others find negative effects. The resultsExpand
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The economic effects of direct democracy—a first global assessment
This is the first study that assesses the economic effects of direct democratic institutions on a cross-country basis. We find that total spending as well as spending on welfare is lower in countriesExpand
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Supreme Audit Institutions: Supremely Superfluous? A Cross Country Assessment
This is the first study that assesses the economic effects of supreme audit institutions (SAIs) on a cross country basis. Drawing on two distinct sources (a survey carried out by the InternationalExpand
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The economic effects of local authority mergers: empirical evidence for German city regions
Cooperation of neighbouring local authorities in the provision of regional public goods can be efficiency enhancing due to economies of scale, a better realisation of fiscal equivalence or dynamicExpand
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