Do good institutions improve fiscal transparency?

Nicoló Andreula, Alberto Chong

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Abstract

We study the role of institutional quality on the fiscal transparency of a country. We show that such a link does exist even when controlling for endogeneity. Our findings are robust to changes in specification and a host of transparency sub-measures. An advantage of our study is that we use new data on fiscal transparency for a cross-section of 82 countries, which are based on in-depth reports based on a standardized methodology and protocol. Furthermore, the fiscal measures were obtained with the collaboration of government authorities, which makes them particularly reliable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-263
Number of pages23
JournalEconomics of Governance
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Cross-country
  • Fiscal
  • Institutions
  • Transparency

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