9780230600836

The Design and Use of Political Economy Indicators Challenges of Definition, Aggregation, and Application

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230600836

  • ISBN10:

    0230600832

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-10-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

This edited volume seeks to provide a critical and technical look at international political economy indices (PEIs). It examines measurement issues, relates PEIs to economic theory, and suggests better measures than those currently used.

Author Biography

King Banaian is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics at St. Cloud State University. Bryan Roberts is a Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
List of Contributorsp. xi
The Challenges of Measurement in Political Economyp. 1
So You Want to Use a Measure of Openness?p. 15
Measuring Central Bank Independence: Ordering, Ranking, or Scoring?p. 33
Fiscal Indicatorsp. 57
A New and Better Measure of Capital Controlsp. 81
Measuring Welfarep. 103
Why and How to Move from Capturing Perception of to Quantifying Corruption?p. 139
New Interpretations of Indices of Economic Freedomp. 155
On the Methodology of the Economic Freedom of the World Indexp. 171
Government Structure, Strength, and Effectivenessp. 187
Indexp. 217
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