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Economic Growth and Judicial Independence: Cross Country Evidence Using a New Set of Indicators
Rational politicians are interested in judicial independence (JI) in order to make their promises credible. But if politicians’ preferences deviate from the dicta of the judiciary, they also haveExpand
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Towards operational near real-time flood detection using a split-based automatic thresholding procedure on high resolution TerraSAR-X data
In this paper, an automatic near-real time flood detection approach is presented, which combines histogram thresholding and segmentation based classification, specifically oriented to the analysis of single-polarized very high resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite data. Expand
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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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How (Not) to Measure Institutions
  • S. Voigt
  • Economics, Political Science
  • 1 February 2009
The statement institutions matter has become commonplace. A precondition for it to be supported by empirical evidence, is, however, that institutions are measurable. Glaeser et al. (2004) attacksExpand
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Rapid Damage Assessment and Situation Mapping: Learning from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake
The paper reports on the activity of the Center for Satellite based Crisis Information (ZKI) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince,Expand
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Positive constitutional economics II—a survey of recent developments
  • S. Voigt
  • Political Science, Economics
  • 2009
Analysis of the economic effects of constitutional rules has made substantial progress over the last decade. This survey provides an overview of this rapidly growing research area and also discussesExpand
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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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The Effects of Competition Policy on Development – Cross-Country Evidence Using Four New Indicators
Abstract Over the last two decades, many developing countries have introduced competition policies. This paper introduces four new indicators on various aspects of competition laws and competitionExpand
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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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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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