A Proposal for a More Objective Measure of De Facto Constitutional Constraints. Supplemental Materials
Constitutional Political Economy Journal (Volume 28, Issue 4, December 2017 pp. 311-320 )
42 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2017 Last revised: 26 Sep 2017
Date Written: June 27, 2017
In the main paper we propose two new indicators of de facto constitutional constraints. The indicators are based on the presence or the absence of easily observable political events. This makes the proposed measures relatively objective and easy to verify relative to the most widely used indicators of de jure and de facto constitutions. This paper describes the indicators and demonstrates their usefulness for research on economic development.
Note: The Materials contain data and methodology description for the paper 'A Proposal for a More Objective Measure of De Facto Constitutional Constraints' written for the Constitutional Political Economy Journal (Forthcoming).
Keywords: De Facto Constitutional Constraints, Constitutional Constraints, Expert Ranking, Retrospective Assessments, Democracy and Growth, event based methodology
JEL Classification: P50, N40, O43, C81
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