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The design and use of political economy indicators : challenges of definition, aggregation, and application

Author: King Banaian; Bryan W Roberts
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book addresses a need: the most commonly employed Political Economy Indicators (PEIs) frequently give little useful information and lead to problematic results. This volume will examine measurement issues, relate PEIs to economic theory, and suggest better measures than at present.It is relevant for practitioners: the editors will deliver chapters that are readable for policy makers and journalists as well as  Read more...
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Design and use of political economy indicators.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)680510959
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: King Banaian; Bryan W Roberts
ISBN: 0230600832 9780230600836
OCLC Number: 226389295
Description: x, 219 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. The challenges of measurement in political economy / King Banaian, Marta Podemska, and Bryan Roberts --
2. So you want to use a measure of openness? / H. Lane David --
3. Measuring central bank independence: ordering, ranking, or scoring? / King Banaian --
4. Fiscal indicators / John E. Anderson --
5. A new and better measure of capital controls / Pariyate Potchamanawong, Arthur T. Denzau, Sunil Rongala, Joshua C. Walton, and Thomas D. Willett --
6. Measuring welfare / Bryan Roberts --
7. Why and how to move from capturing perception of to quantifying corruption? / Omer Gokcekus and Justin Myzie --
8. New interpretations of indices of economic freedom / King Banaian and William Luksetich --
9. On the methodology of the economic freedom of the world index / Robert A. Lawson --10. Government structure, strength, and effectiveness / Joshua C. Walton, Apanard Angkinand, Marina Arbetman, Marie Besancon, Eric M.P. Chiu, Suzanne Danis, Arthur T. Denzau, Yi Feng, Jacek Kugler, Kristin Johnson, and Thomas D. Willett.
Responsibility: edited by King Banaian and Bryan Roberts.
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This edited volume seeks to provide a critical and technical look at international political economic indices (PEIs). It examines measurement issues, relates PEIs to economic theory, and suggests  Read more...

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