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The World of Regulatory Agencies: Institutional Varieties and Administrative Traditions

26 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2013  

Andrea C. Bianculli

Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals - IBEI; Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science

Xavier Fernández-i-Marín

ESADE Business School

Jacint Jordana

Universitat Pompeu Fabra; IBEI

Date Written: June 15, 2013

Abstract

The paper introduces a dataset of de jure institutional characteristics of regulatory agencies in more than 100 countries and 16 sectors. By doing so it discusses up to which degree countries with different administrative traditions have shaped the incorporation of such institutions into their own administrative culture. The paper shows that there are differences in the role that society plays in the agencies, in their political autonomy and in their bureaucratic autonomy by administrative tradition.

Keywords: regulatory agencies, administrative traditions, role of society, political autonomy, bureaucratic autonomy, independence, agencification, Bayesian comparison of means

Suggested Citation

Bianculli, Andrea C. and Fernández-i-Marín, Xavier and Jordana, Jacint, The World of Regulatory Agencies: Institutional Varieties and Administrative Traditions (June 15, 2013). EPSA 2013 Annual General Conference Paper 786. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2225138

Andrea C. Bianculli

Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals - IBEI ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona, Barcelona 08005
Spain

Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science ( email )

14195 Berlin
Germany

Xavier Fernández-i-Marín (Contact Author)

ESADE Business School ( email )

Spain

HOME PAGE: http://xavier-fim.net

Jacint Jordana

Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
08005 Barcelona
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.upf.edu

IBEI ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas
Barcelona, 08005
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.ibei.org

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