Stefan Voigt

University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

Professor

Johnsallee 35

Hamburg, 20148

Germany

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

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The Economic Effects of Human Rights

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 Feb 2005
Lorenz Blume and Stefan Voigt
Phillips University Marburg and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 1,085 (15,268)
Citation 10

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Human Rights, Positive Constitutional Economics

The Economic Effects of Human Rights

Kyklos, Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 509-538, November 2007
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Oct 2007
Lorenz Blume and Stefan Voigt
Phillips University Marburg and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Citation 10
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Institutions and Transition - Possible Policy Implications of the New Institutional Economics

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 Dec 2001
Stefan Voigt and Hella Engerer
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
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New Institutional Economics, Transition, Internal Institutions, External Institutions, Policy Implications

Institutions and Transition - Possible Policy Implications of the New Institutional Economics

Forthcoming in Frontiers in Economics
Posted: 10 Jan 2002
Stefan Voigt and Hella Engerer
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

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New Institutional Economics, Transition, Internal Institutions, External Institutions, Policy Implications

Economic Growth and Judicial Independence: Cross Country Evidence Using a New Set of Indicators

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 906
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 15 Apr 2003
Lars P. Feld and Stefan Voigt
Walter Eucken Institute and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Economic Growth, Rule of Law, Judicial Independence

Economic Growth and Judicial Independence - Cross Country Evidence Using a New Set of Indicators

European Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming
Posted: 20 Jun 2003
Lars P. Feld and Stefan Voigt
Walter Eucken Institute and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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Economic Growth, Rule of Law, Judicial Independence

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How (Not) to Measure Institutions

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 Feb 2009
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 737 (25,270)
Citation 7

Abstract:

Institutions, Institutions vs. Policies, Measurement, Formal vs. Informal Institutions

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Supreme Audit Institutions: Supremely Superfluous? A Cross Country Assessment

ICER Working Paper No. 3/2007
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Feb 2007
Lorenz Blume and Stefan Voigt
Phillips University Marburg and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Supreme Audit Institutions, Positive Constitutional Economics, Economic Effects of Constitutions

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The Economic Effects of Federalism and Decentralization - A Cross-Country Assessment

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2766
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2009
Stefan Voigt and Lorenz Blume
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and Phillips University Marburg
Downloads 594 (24,422)
Citation 1

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Federalism, decentralization, Fiscal federalism, Economic Effects of constitutions, constitutional economics

Economic Growth and Judicial Independence, a Dozen Years On: Cross-Country Evidence Using an Updated Set of Indicators

European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 38, 2015
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2016
Stefan Voigt, Jerg Gutmann and Lars P. Feld
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics, University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and Walter Eucken Institute
Downloads 346 (71,270)

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Judicial Independence, Economic Growth, Rule of Law, Constitutional Economics, Governance, Measuring Institutions

Economic Growth and Judicial Independence, a Dozen Years on: Cross-Country Evidence Using an Updated Set of Indicators

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5010
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Oct 2014
Stefan Voigt, Jerg Gutmann and Lars P. Feld
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics, University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and Walter Eucken Institute
Downloads 189 (135,169)

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judicial independence, economic growth, rule of law, constitutional economics, governance, measuring institutions

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Explaining de Facto Judicial Independence

Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeitraege des Fachbereichs No. 46/03
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 23 Jun 2003
Bernd Hayo and Stefan Voigt
University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 314 (79,694)
Citation 9

Abstract:

Judicial independence, informal institutions, formal institutions

Explaining de facto Judicial Independence

International Review of Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 11 May 2006
Stefan Voigt and Bernd Hayo
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics
Downloads 221 (116,122)
Citation 9

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Judicial independence, informal institutions, formal institutions

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Are International Merchants Stupid? - Their Choice of Law Sheds Doubt on the Legal Origin Theory

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Apr 2007
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Citation 4

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Legal Origins, International Arbitration, Choice of Substantive Law

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Citation 3

How to Measure the Rule of Law

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Jun 2009
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 509 (44,370)
Citation 3

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Rule of Law, Institutions, Governance, Measurement, Formal vs. Informal Institutions

How to Measure the Rule of Law

Kyklos, Vol. 65, Issue 2, pp. 262-284, 2012
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Apr 2012
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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The Economic Effects of Competition Policy: Cross-Country Evidence Using Four New Indicators

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Aug 2006
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 504 (38,958)
Citation 7

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Competition and Growth, Competition Policy, Independence of Competition Agencies, Delegation of Competence

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On the Wrong Side of the Law - Causes and Consequences of a Corrupt Judiciary

International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 43, 2015
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2016
Stefan Voigt and Jerg Gutmann
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics
Downloads 457 (43,416)

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Corruption, Judiciary, Judicial Independence, Prosecutorial Independence, Judicial Accountability

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Citation 1

Constitutional Law

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Dec 1998
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Citation 1

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Constitutional Law

Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, 1999
Posted: 15 Feb 1999
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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Federalism and Decentralization - A Critical Survey of Frequently Used Indicators

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2009
Lorenz Blume and Stefan Voigt
Phillips University Marburg and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 422 (38,745)
Citation 6

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Federalism, Decentralization, Constitutional Economics

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Making Judges Independent - Some Proposals Regarding the Judiciary

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1260
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Oct 2004
Lars P. Feld and Stefan Voigt
Walter Eucken Institute and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 420 (47,989)
Citation 15

Abstract:

Judicial independence, constitutional design, positive constitutional economics, economic growth

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Turning Cheap Talk into Economic Growth: On the Relationship Between Property Rights and Judicial Independence

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2013
Stefan Voigt and Jerg Gutmann
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics
Downloads 413 (54,829)

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Property Rights, Credible Commitment, Independent Judiciary, Unbundling Property Rights, Transmission Channels, Constitutional Economics

Determinants of Constitutional Change: Why do Countries Change Their Form of Government?

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 Mar 2010
Bernd Hayo and Stefan Voigt
University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 307 (81,731)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Constitutional change, institutional dynamics, form of government, endogenous constitutions, separation of powers

Determinants of Constitutional Change: Why Do Countries Change Their Form of Government?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3087
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 23 Jun 2010
Bernd Hayo and Stefan Voigt
University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Citation 3

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constitutional change, institutional dynamics, form of government, endogenous constitutions, separation of powers

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The Interplay between National and International Law - Its Economic Effects Drawing on Four New Indicators

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Aug 2006
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Citation 2

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Delegation of Competence, Credibility, Dilemma of the Strong State, International Organizations, International Law, Municipal Law, Monism, Dualism

Implicit Constitutional Change--Changing the Meaning of the Constitution without Changing the Text of the Document

Max-Planck Institute, Institutional Economics Unit, Working Paper No. 12/98
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Dec 1998
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Implicit Constitutional Change - Changing the Meaning of the Constitution Without Changing the Text of the Document

European Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 8, 1999
Posted: 29 Dec 1998
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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Power Over Prosecutors Corrupts Politicians: Cross Country Evidence Using a New Indicator

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2245, MACIE Discussion Paper No. 0208, U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2008-06
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Mar 2008
Anne van Aaken, Lars P. Feld and Stefan Voigt
University of St. Gallen - Law Department, Walter Eucken Institute and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 336 (70,425)
Citation 3

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Corruption, Prosecution Agencies, Judicial Independence, Prosecutorial Independence

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Positive Constitutional Economics - A Survey of Recent Developments

Number of pages: 75 Posted: 14 Mar 2009
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 329 (67,736)
Citation 1

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Positive Constitutional Economics, Constitutional Political Economy, Economic Effects of Constitutions, New Institutional Economics, Endogenous Constitutions

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The Economic Effects of Judicial Accountability - Some Preliminary Insights

ICER Working Paper No. 19/2005, University of Kassel Economics Discussion Paper No. 72/05
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 01 Jun 2005
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 316 (70,425)

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Judicial Independence, judicial accountability, rule of law, economic growth, corruption, constitutional political economy

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The Rule of Law and Constitutionalism in Muslim Countries

Public Choice, Vol. 162, No. 3-4, 2015
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 May 2014 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2016
Jerg Gutmann and Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 311 (49,921)

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Islam, Islamic State Index, Sharia, Rule of Law, Constitutionalism, Endogenous Constitutions, Muslim Countries, Judicial Independence, Women’s Rights, Resource Curse

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The Economics of Green Constitutions

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2016
Jerg Gutmann, Sina Imhof and Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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Environmental Protection, Endogenous Constitutional Rights, Democracy, Future Orientation, Long-term Orientation

Choosing Not to Choose: When Politicians Choose to Delegate Powers

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Apr 2002
Stefan Voigt and Eli Salzberger
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law
Downloads 264 (96,717)
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Choosing Not To Choose: When Politicians Choose To Delegate Powers

Kyklos, Vol. 55, pp. 289-310, 2002
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 22 May 2002
Stefan Voigt and Eli Salzberger
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law
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Choosing Not to Choose: When Politicians Choose to Delegate Powers

Kyklos, Vol. 55, April 2002
Posted: 27 Feb 2002
Stefan Voigt and Eli Salzberger
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law

Abstract:

Delegation of Powers, Separation of Powers, Positive Constitutional Economics, agencies, international organizations

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Determinants of Constitutionally Safeguarded Judicial Review – Insights Based on a New Indicator

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Oct 2011
Jerg Gutmann, Bernd Hayo and Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics, University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 295 (81,960)

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Constitutional Review, Judicial Independence, Constitutional Choice, Constitutional Change

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The Economic Effects of Constitutions: Replicating - and Extending - Persson and Tabellini

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2017
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 May 2007
Phillips University Marburg, University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics, University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and University of Kassel - Economics
Downloads 284 (78,289)
Citation 8

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Positive Constitutional Economics, Forms of Government, Electoral Systems, Economic Effects of Constitutions

The Rule of Law: Measurement and Deep Roots

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Nov 2015
Jerg Gutmann and Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 231 (111,151)

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Rule of Law, Democracy, Dictatorship, Economic Development, Geography, Institutions

The Rule of Law: Measurement and Deep Roots

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5670
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Jan 2016
Jerg Gutmann and Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 52 (332,698)

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rule of law, democracy, dictatorship, economic development, geography, institutions

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Values and Norms Matter - On the Basic Determinants of Long-Run Economic Development

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Jul 2008
Stefan Voigt and Sang-Min Park
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and University of Kassel
Downloads 274 (85,405)
Citation 2

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Institutions, Values and Norms, Democracy, Rule of Law, Culture, Social Capital, Civil Society, Economic Development, Total Factor Productivity

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Lending a Hand to the Invisible Hand? Assessing the Effects of Newly Enacted Competition Laws

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Feb 2014
Jerg Gutmann and Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 265 (59,848)

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Competition Law, Competition Policy, Economic Growth, Law and Economic Development, Corruption

Improving Credibility by Delegating Judicial Competence - The Case of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Jan 2005
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics, University of Kassel - Department of Economics and Phillips University Marburg
Downloads 129 (188,184)
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Credibility, Delegation of Competence, Judicial Independence, Economic History, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

Improving Credibility by Delegating Judicial Competence - The Case of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

Journal of Development Economics, Forthcoming, 1st Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 May 2006
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics, University of Kassel - Department of Economics and Phillips University Marburg
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Citation 3

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Credibility, Delegation of Competence, Judicial Independence, Economic History, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

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Preliminary References - Analyzing the Determinants that Made the ECJ the Powerful Court It Is

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3769
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 May 2011 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2013
Lars Hornuf and Stefan Voigt
University of Bremen - Faculty of Business Studies and Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 230 (112,105)

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European Court of Justice, economic analysis of court behavior, preliminary reference procedure

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The Prosecution of Public Figures and the Separation of Powers: Confusion within the Executive Branch - A Conceptual Framework

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 15, No. 3
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 May 2004
Anne van Aaken, Eli Salzberger and Stefan Voigt
University of St. Gallen - Law Department, University of Haifa - Faculty of Law and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 224 (103,396)
Citation 2

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Separation of Powers, Public Prosecution, Government Offences, Positive Constitutional Economics

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The Economic Effects of Direct Democracy - A First Global Assessment

CESifo Working Paper No. 2149
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 Dec 2007
Lorenz Blume, Jens Müller and Stefan Voigt
Phillips University Marburg, University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 220 (101,199)
Citation 3

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direct democracy, economic effects of constitutions, positive constitutional economics

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The Relevance of Judicial Procedure for Economic Growth

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2514
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Dec 2008
Bernd Hayo and Stefan Voigt
University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 217 (109,767)
Citation 3

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judicial procedure, legal formalism, judicial independence, rule of law, investment, growth

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Iudex Calculat: The ECJ's Quest for Power

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Jul 2003
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 210 (122,284)
Citation 2

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European Court of Justice, Economic Analysis of Court Behavior, Implicit and Explicit Constitutional Change, Preliminary Reference Procedure, Positive Constitutional Economics

Iudex Calculat: The ECJ's Quest for Power

Jahrbuch fuer Neue Politische Ekonomie, Vol. 22
Posted: 09 Aug 2003
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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European Court of Justice, Economic Analysis of Court Behavior, Implicit and Explicit Constitutional Change, Preliminary Reference Procedure, Positive Constitutional Economics

Strategic Choices for Redistribution and the Veil of Ignorance: Theory and Experimental Evidence

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 May 2013 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2014
Anke Gerber, Andreas Nicklisch and Stefan Voigt
Universität Hamburg, University of Hamburg - School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 136 (180,274)

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Constitutional Choice, Experimental Economics, Redistribution, Veil of Ignorance, Voting by Feet

Strategic Choices for Redistribution and the Veil of Ignorance: Theory and Experimental Evidence

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4423
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 16 Oct 2013
Anke Gerber, Andreas Nicklisch and Stefan Voigt
Universität Hamburg, University of Hamburg - School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 41 (368,777)

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constitutional choice, experimental economics, redistribution, veil of ignorance, voting by feet

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The Economic Effects of Constitutional Budget Institutions

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 May 2011
Stefan Voigt and Lorenz Blume
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and Phillips University Marburg
Downloads 176 (123,159)

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Fiscal Policy, Deficit, Constitutional Debt Rules, Transparency of Budget, Positive Constitutional Economics

Does Membership in International Organizations Increase Governments' Credibility? Testing the Effects of Delegating Powers

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2285
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 01 May 2008
Axel Dreher and Stefan Voigt
University of Heidelberg and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 111 (211,138)
Citation 5

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delegation of competence, credibility, dilemma of the strong state, international organizations

Does Membership in International Organizations Increase Governments' Credibility? Testing the Effects of Delegating Powers

KOF Working Paper No. 193
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Apr 2008
Axel Dreher and Stefan Voigt
University of Heidelberg and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 63 (301,894)
Citation 5

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Delegation of Competence, Credibility, Dilemma of the Strong State, International Organization

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Identifying the Determinants of Judicial Performance: Taxpayers’ Money Well Spent?

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 Mar 2013
Stefan Voigt and Nora El-Bialy
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics
Downloads 173 (112,105)

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Judicial Efficiency, Judicial Performance, judicial productivity, number of resolved cases, judicial councils

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Inflation, Central Bank Independence and the Legal System

ICER Working Paper No. 2 - 2005
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 May 2005
Bernd Hayo and Stefan Voigt
University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 164 (142,250)
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Judicial Independence, Legal Trust, Central Bank Independence, Inflation

The Violent and the Weak. When Dictators Care About Social Contracts

American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Jul 2003
Roland Kirstein and Stefan Voigt
University of Magdeburg - Economics of Business and Law and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 161 (156,333)

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Self-enforcing contracts, rule of law, dictatorship, autocracy, Positive Constitutional Economics

The Violent and the Weak: When Dictators Care About Social Contracts

Posted: 20 Feb 2000
Roland Kirstein and Stefan Voigt
University of Magdeburg - Economics of Business and Law and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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Reforming Federalism German Style - A First Step in the Right Direction

Intereconomics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Thomas Döring and Stefan Voigt
University of Kassel and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 152 (154,576)
Citation 2

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German Federalism Reform, Fiscal Federalism,

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The Economics of Informal International Law - An Empirical Assessment

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 09 May 2011
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 149 (132,045)

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Soft Law, Hard Law, International Agreements, Executive Agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, Case-Zablocki Act, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Transaction Costs

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The (Economic) Effects of Lay Participation in Courts - A Cross-Country Analysis

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2365
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Aug 2008
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 143 (162,238)

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economic effects of legal systems, judicial decision-making, trial by jury, jurors, lay assessors, constitutional economics, civil society, quality of governance, history of thought

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The Economic Effects of Direct Democracy - A Cross-Country Assessment

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 16 Jun 2006
Stefan Voigt and Lorenz Blume
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and Phillips University Marburg
Downloads 133 (168,853)
Citation 2

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Direct Democracy, Economic Effects of Constitutions, Government Revenue, Government Spending

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Empirical Constitutional Economics: Onward and Upward?

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Mar 2011
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 128 (178,735)

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Positive Constitutional Economics, Endogenous Constitutions

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A Constitution Like Any Other? Comparing the European Constitution with Nation State Constitutions

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 May 2012
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 127 (176,692)

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Treaty of Lisbon, European Union, Constitutional Economics

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Determinants of Judicial Efficiency: A Survey

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2015
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 125 (106,941)

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Judicial Efficiency, Judicial Performance, court delay

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Mapping Constitutionally Safeguarded Judicial Independence — A Global Survey

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Dec 2010
Bernd Hayo and Stefan Voigt
University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 123 (177,709)

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Judicial Independence, Constitutional Choice, Constitutional Change

On the Delegation of Powers: With Special Emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Oct 2001
Eli Salzberger and Stefan Voigt
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 116 (204,331)
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Delegation of powers, Constitutional Choice, Central and Eastern Europe

On The Delegation Of Powers - With Special Emphasis On Central And Eastern Europe

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2002
Posted: 25 Nov 2001
Eli Salzberger and Stefan Voigt
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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Delegation of powers, Constitutional Choice, Central and Eastern Europe

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Membership has Its Privileges - On the Effects of Delegating Powers Internationally

Economics Discussion Paper No. 73/05
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 08 Jun 2005
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 115 (193,506)
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Delegation of Competence, Credibility, Dilemma of the Strong State, International Organizations

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Are International Merchants Stupid? - A Natural Experiment Refutes the Legal Origin Theory

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Oct 2005
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 113 (194,654)

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Legal Origins, International Arbitration, Choice of Substantive Law

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The Effects of Direct Democratic Institutions on the Political Process - Much Ado About (Almost) Nothing?

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 17 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2010
Lorenz Blume and Stefan Voigt
Phillips University Marburg and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 101 (214,272)

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Direct Democracy, Political Process, Voter Turnout, Confidence in political system, legitimacy

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Does Arbitration Blossom When State Courts are Bad?

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Jan 2009
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 98 (206,207)

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Alternative Dispute Revolution, Quality of Justice, Judicial Independence, Corruption, Private Provision of Public Goods

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On the Optimal Number of Courts

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Oct 2010
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 94 (204,846)
Citation 1

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Organization of Courts, Specialized Courts, Constitutional vs. Supreme Courts, Independence of Courts vs. Constitutional Review, Legal Origins, Consistency of Judicial Decision-Making, Court Capture, Judges’ Productivity

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Let the Sunshine in: Why Countries Adopt Freedom of Information Acts

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 Mar 2014
Patrick Brown, Jerg Gutmann and Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 91 (200,898)

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Freedom of Information Acts, FOIA, Endogenous Constitutions, Governance, Transparency, Policy Diffusion

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Explaining Constitutional Garrulity

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Oct 2007
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 91 (215,777)
Citation 2

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Constitutional Choice, Positive Constitutional Economics, Endogenous Constitution

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Institutional Details Matter - More Economic Effects of Direct Democracy

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Jul 2010
Lorenz Blume and Stefan Voigt
Phillips University Marburg and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 82 (224,725)

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Direct Democracy, Economic Effects of Constitutions, Positive Constitutional Economics

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Do Individual Disclosure Rules for Parliamentarians Improve Government Effectiveness?

U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2009-03
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 May 2009 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2014
Anne van Aaken and Stefan Voigt
University of St. Gallen - Law Department and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 79 (239,117)

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Political Financing, Money in Politics, Transparency and Disclosure, Socioeconomic composition of Parliament, Individual Disclosure Rules, Legislative Codes of Conduct

The Bonds of Democratic Politics - An Economic Perspective

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Dec 2001
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
Downloads 67 (292,077)

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Bonds, values and norms, trust, institutions

The Bonds of Democratic Politics - An Economic Perspective

RATIONAL FOUNDATIONS OF DEMOCRATIC POLITICS, Albert Breton, Gianluigi Galeotti, Pierre Salmon, and Ronald Wintrobe, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2002
Posted: 08 Mar 2002
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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Veilonomics: On the Use and Utility of Veils in Constitutional Political Economy

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Mar 2013
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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veil of ignorance, veil of uncertainty, fair constitutions, constitutional political economy

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Constitutional Garrulity and Social Trust

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Jun 2013
Christian Bjørnskov and Stefan Voigt
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Constitutional political economy, social trust

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Fiscal Effects of Reforming Local Constitutions — Recent German Experiences

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Jun 2010
Lorenz Blume, Thomas Döring and Stefan Voigt
Phillips University Marburg, University of Kassel and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Local Constitutions, Direct Democracy, Local Referendums, Local Electoral System

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Explaining Constitutional Change: The Case of Judicial Independence

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4032
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 Jan 2013
Bernd Hayo and Stefan Voigt
University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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judicial independence, constitutional change, endogenous constitutions, relevance of leaders

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Endogenous Constitutions: Politics and Politicians Matter, Economic Outcomes Don’t

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Oct 2010
Bernd Hayo and Stefan Voigt
University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Constitutional change, form of government, endogenous constitutions, separation of powers, relevance of leaders

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Membership has Its Privileges - The Effect of Membership in International Organizations on FDI

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3231
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Nov 2010
Axel Dreher, Heiner Mikosch and Stefan Voigt
University of Heidelberg, KOF Swiss Economic Institute and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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membership in international organizations, FDI, investment climate, political risk, signaling, separating equilibrium

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Membership Has its Privileges – The Effect of Membership in International Organizations on FDI

CEGE Discussions Paper No. 114
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Oct 2010
Axel Dreher, Heiner Mikosch and Stefan Voigt
University of Heidelberg, KOF Swiss Economic Institute and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Membership in International Organizations, FDI, Investment Climate, Political Risk, Signaling, Separating Equilibrium

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Perception vs. Experience: Explaining Differences in Corruption Measures Using Microdata

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Sep 2015
Jerg Gutmann, Fabio Padovano and Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics, Université de Rennes I and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Corruption, Corruption Experience, Corruption Measurement, Corruption Perception, Governance, Governance Indicators, Institutional Quality, Quality of Government, Subjective Indicators, Microdata Analysis

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Banking Crises and Human Rights

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2016
Jerg Gutmann, Katharina Pfaff and Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics, WU Vienna - Institute for Sociology and Social Research and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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Human Rights, Banking Crises, Endogenous Treatment Model

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Correlates and Determinants of Direct Democracy

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 Dec 2014
Lorenz Blume, Bernd Hayo and Stefan Voigt
Phillips University Marburg, University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Direct Democracy, Referendums, Initiatives, Endogenous Constitutions

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Risk-Taking, Trust, and Traumatization Among Syrian Refugees in Jordan – A Lab-in-The-Field Experiment

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Oct 2017
Nora El-Bialy, Andreas Nicklisch and Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg - School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Risk preferences, trust, trustworthiness, altruism, experiments, refugees, traumatic experience, post-traumatic stress disorder

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The Heterogeneous Effects of Natural Disasters on Human Rights

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 09 Oct 2017
Jerg Gutmann and Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Natural Disasters, Human Rights, Institutional Change, Repression

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Dealing with Disaster - Analyzing the Emergency Constitutions of the U.S. States

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 Jul 2017
Christian Bjørnskov and Stefan Voigt
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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constitutional emergency provisions, state of emergency, état de siege, regime transformation

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Why Do Governments Call a State of Emergency? – On the Determinants of Using Emergency Constitutions

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Jun 2017
Christian Bjørnskov and Stefan Voigt
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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State of Emergency, Emergency Constitutions, Natural Disasters, Power-Maximizing Politicians

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Judicial Independence in the EU – A Puzzle

Gutmann, Jerg; Voigt, Stefan (2017): Judicial Independence in the EU – A Puzzle, ILE Working Paper Series, No. 4,
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 May 2017
Jerg Gutmann and Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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judicial independence, EU Justice Scoreboard, informal institutions, culture

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Why Adopt a Federal Constitution? And Why Decentralize? – Determinants Based on a New Dataset

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 May 2017 Last Revised: 14 May 2017
Jerg Gutmann and Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Federalism, Fiscal Federalism, Decentralization, Geography, Institutions, Endogenous Constitutions

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The Rule of Law and Islam

Edward Elgar Handbook on the Rule of Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Mar 2017
Jerg Gutmann and Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Rule of Law, Islam, Shari’a, Constitutionalism, Muslim Countries

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What Makes Prosecutors Independent? - Analyzing the Determinants of the Independence of Prosecutors

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Jan 2017
Stefan Voigt and Alexander J. Wulf
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and SRH Hochschule Berlin
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Public prosecution, independence of prosecutors, economics of crime, criminal justice systems

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Institutions and Transformation

Forthcoming in: Kollmorgen, Merkel, Wagener (eds.): Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation, Oxford University Press.
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Jan 2017
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Institutions, transformation

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When to Expect a Coup D'État? An Extreme Bound Analysis of Coup Determinants

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6065
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Oct 2016
Martin Gassebner, Jerg Gutmann and Stefan Voigt
ETH Zurich - KOF Swiss Economic Institute, University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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coups d’état, military coups, coup-proofing, extreme bounds analysis

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The Architecture of Emergency Constitutions

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Jun 2016
Christian Bjørnskov and Stefan Voigt
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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constitutional emergency provisions, state of emergency, état de siege, regime transformation

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How to Measure Informal Institutions

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 Mar 2016
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Institutions, Formal vs. Informal Institutions, external vs. internal institutions, culture vs. institutions, social capital, trust

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The Determinants of Emergency Constitutions

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2016
Christian Bjørnskov and Stefan Voigt
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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constitutional emergency provisions, state of emergency, état de siege, regime transformation

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Mapping Constitutionally Safeguarded Judicial Independence - A Global Survey

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 159-195, 2014
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Jan 2014
Bernd Hayo and Stefan Voigt
University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics
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Do Independent Prosecutors Deter Political Corruption? An Empirical Evaluation Across Seventy-Eight Countries

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 204-244, 2010
Posted: 26 Apr 2010
Anne van Aaken, Lars P. Feld and Stefan Voigt
University of St. Gallen - Law Department, Walter Eucken Institute and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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H11, K40, K42

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Switching to Substantial Impediments of Competition (SIC) Can Have Substantial Costs - SIC!

European Competition Law Review, Forthcoming
Posted: 14 May 2004
Stefan Voigt and André Schmidt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics and University of Goettingen (Gottingen)

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European Merger Regulation, Substantial Impediments of Competition, Substantial Lessening of Competition

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The Consequences of Popular Participation in Constitutional Choice - Towards A Comparative Analysis

DELIBERATION AND DECISION: ECONOMICS, CONSTITUTIONAL THEORY, AND DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY, Anne van Aaken, Christian List, Christoph Lutge, eds., Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003
Posted: 12 Aug 2003
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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Discourse Ethics, Constitutional Economics, Constitutional Choice, Constitutional Assembly, Deliberation, Participation

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The Interdependence Between Private and Constitutional Law: A Comment on the Grady & McGuire Paper

Journal of Bioeconomics, Vol. 1, Issue 3, 1999
Posted: 10 Jun 2001
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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Positive constitutional economics, inequality, efficient private law, rule of law

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Breaking with the Notion of Social Contract: Constitutions as Based on Spontaneously Arisen Institutions

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 10, 1999
Posted: 17 Mar 1999
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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Making Constitutions Work - Conditions for Maintaining the Rule of Law

Cato Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2, Fall 1998
Posted: 08 Oct 1998
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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Making Constitutions Work - Conditions for Maintaining the Rule of Law

Posted: 30 Sep 1998
Stefan Voigt
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics

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