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dc.contributor.authorHornuf, Larsen_US
dc.contributor.authorVoigt, Stefanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-19T09:32:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-19T09:32:20Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57282-
dc.description.abstractThe European Court of Justice (ECJ) is a very powerful court compared to other international courts and even national courts of last resort. Observers almost unanimously agree that it is the preliminary references procedure that made the ECJ the powerful court it is today. In this paper, we analyze the determinants that lead national courts to use the procedure. We add to previous studies by constructing a comprehensive panel dataset (1982-2008), including more potentially relevant explanatory variables and by testing for the robustness of previous results. In addition to confirming the relevance of variables previously found significant, we identify a number of additional determinants, including the relevance of agriculture to a country, corporate tax rate, familiarity with EU law, and tenure of democracy.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper: Public Choice 3769en_US
dc.subject.jelH77en_US
dc.subject.jelK33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEuropean Court of Justiceen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic analysis of court behavioren_US
dc.subject.keywordpreliminary reference procedureen_US
dc.subject.stwGerichtsbarkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwVerfahrensrechten_US
dc.subject.stwRechtsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titlePreliminary references: Analyzing the determinants that made the ECJ the powerful court it isen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn689489668en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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