Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/184855
Authors: 
Hayo, Bernd
Voigt, Stefan
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
ILE Working Paper Series 18
Abstract: 
We study the long-term and dynamic relationship between de jure and de facto judicial independence using a large panel dataset covering 50 countries over a period of 50 years. Our analysis shows a negative relationship between these variables, a sharp contrast to the prevailing theoretical view in the literature. However, the magnitude of the relationship is small. The negative association between the two variables is driven by OECD countries, whereas a positive one can be found for non-OECD countries. We discover no evidence of reverse causality running from de facto to de jure judicial independence.
Subjects: 
Judicial independence
de facto
de jure
long-term panel data analysis
cointegration
Granger causality
JEL: 
D72
D78
K42
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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