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Worldwide Governance Indicators Project: Answering the Critics


Daniel Kaufmann


The Brookings Institution

Aart Kraay


World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Massimo Mastruzzi


World Bank Institute

March 1, 2007

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4149

Abstract:     
The Worldwide Governance Indicators, reporting estimates of six dimensions of governance for over 200 countries between 1996 and 2005, have become widely used among policymakers and academics. They have also attracted some explicit written criticisms. In this short paper the authors synthesize 11 critiques offered by four recent papers. They then refute them as either conceptually incorrect or empirically unsubstantiated.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 34

Keywords: Governance Indicators, National Governance, Statistical & Mathematical Sciences, Economic Policy, Institutions and Governance, Public Sector Corruption & Anticorruption Measures

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Date posted: February 24, 2007  

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Kaufmann, Daniel and Kraay, Aart and Mastruzzi, Massimo, Worldwide Governance Indicators Project: Answering the Critics (March 1, 2007). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4149. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=965077

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Daniel Kaufmann (Contact Author)
The Brookings Institution ( email )
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Aart Kraay
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) ( email )
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Massimo Mastruzzi
World Bank Institute ( email )
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Washington, DC 20433
United States
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