The Long-Term Relationship Between De Jure and De Facto Judicial Independence
12 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2019 Last revised: 2 Aug 2019
Date Written: 2018 - notable update June, 2019
Please note that this is a revised version of the original working paper. In particular, we substantially extended the sample across countries and time. As a result of these changes, our findings changed considerably compared to the first version of the paper.
We study the long-term and dynamic relationship between de jureand de factoj udicial independence using a large panel dataset covering up to 87 countries and as many as 61 years. In line with the prevailing theoretical view in the literature, our analysis shows a positive relationship between these variables. However, the magnitude of the relationship is quite small. The positive relationship between the two variables is primarily driven bynon-OECD countries.
Keywords: judicial independence, de facto, de jure, long-term panel data analysis, cointegration, Granger causality
JEL Classification: D72, D78, K42
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