The Quality of Government Standard Dataset, Version Jan20

University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, doi:10.18157/qogstdjan20

759 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2020 Last revised: 1 Apr 2020

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Jan Teorell

Lund University - Department of Political Science

Stefan Dahlberg

Independent

Sören Holmberg

University of Gothenburg - The Quality of Government Institute

Bo Rothstein

University of Gothenburg

Natalia Alvarado Pachon

Independent

Sofia Axelsson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

The QoG Standard dataset is our largest dataset. It consists of approximately 2200 variables from approx. 100 data sources.

In the QoG Standard CS dataset, data from and around 2016 is included. Data from 2016 is prioritized, however, if no data is available for a country for 2016, data for 2017 is included. If no data exists for 2017, data for 2015 is included, and so on up to a maximum of +/- 3 years.

In the QoG Standard TS dataset, data from 1946 to 2019 is included and the unit of analysis is country-year (e.g. Sweden-1946, Sweden-1947 and so on).

In the codebook you can find a description of all data sources and variables. We provide a list of the variables categorized into eighteen thematic topics. Detailed descriptions of all variables are sorted by original data sources. We hope that this will facilitate your search for variables.

In 2009, the QoG Standard Dataset received the Lijphart, Przeworski, Verba Award for Best Dataset by the APSA Comparative Politics Section.

Suggested Citation

Teorell, Jan and Dahlberg, Stefan and Holmberg, Sören and Rothstein, Bo and Alvarado Pachon, Natalia and Axelsson, Sofia, The Quality of Government Standard Dataset, Version Jan20 (2020). University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, doi:10.18157/qogstdjan20, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3549780

Jan Teorell

Lund University - Department of Political Science ( email )

Department of Political Science
Box 52
Lund, SE 40530
Sweden

Stefan Dahlberg

Independent

Sören Holmberg

University of Gothenburg - The Quality of Government Institute ( email )

Bo Rothstein

University of Gothenburg ( email )

Box 711
Gothenburg, SE 40530
Sweden
+46317864599 (Fax)

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Sofia Axelsson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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