The European Quality of Government Index: Summary of 2013 Data, Sensitivity Analysis and Final Results

43 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2013

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Nicholas Charron

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Business and Politics

Date Written: November 12, 2013

Abstract

This paper presents the latest version of the European Quality of Government Index (‘EQI’). The data builds on previously published data from 2010 (Charron, Lapuente and Rothstein 2013; Charron, Dijkstra and Lapuente 2013). Based on the largest regionally-focused survey to date, collected in the spring of 2013, the EQI 2013 is draws on over 84,000 respondents in 212 NUTS 1 and NUTS 2 regions in 24 countries. Together with national estimates from the World Bank Governance Indicators (Kaufmann, Kraay and Mastruzzi 2009), we report data on Quality of Government (‘QoG’) for all EU 28 countries, Turkey and Serbia, for a total of 236 political units. In addition, we present survey data for 6 regions in Ukraine. The QoG questions are aimed at capturing average citizens’ perceptions and experiences with corruption, and the extent to which they rate their public services as impartial and of good quality.

The EQI data is intended to provide scholars and policy makers with a more nuanced metric when comparing governance across political units in Europe and is the first to provide comparable QoG data that can be used to compare regions within and across countries.

Keywords: governance, corruption, measurement, sub-national governance, regions, European Union

JEL Classification: C82, H70, I10, I20, I31, O52, R50

Suggested Citation

Charron, Nicholas, The European Quality of Government Index: Summary of 2013 Data, Sensitivity Analysis and Final Results (November 12, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2353478 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2353478

Nicholas Charron (Contact Author)

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Business and Politics ( email )

Copenhagen
Denmark

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