A dataset on Independent Fiscal Institutions (IFIs)
The Comparative Independent Fiscal Institutions Dataset (CifiD) provides information about the legal provisions of forty-four expert bodies that monitor fiscal policy and performance, so-called Independent Fiscal Institutions (IFIs). The dataset covers legislation on the mandate, powers and design of institutions in thirty-nine countries over time until end-2018.
The CifiD contains items that refer to the institutional properties of fiscal monitoring bodies as defined in legislation, classified along the dimensions
Based on these items this dataset provides new indices on formal independence and expert proficiency, allowing researchers to investigate the roots and effectiveness of fiscal monitoring and its effects on the fiscal performance of national governments more thoroughly.
The CifiD covers expert bodies with a legal monitoring mandate in thirty-nine countries, inlcuding legistalive changes to that mandate.
|Colombia||Hungary (2)||Netherlands||United Kingdom|
Belling, Daniel. 2019. A New Dataset on the Political Independence of Fiscal Monitoring Institutions. European Political Science, pp. 1-18. Available here.
Belling, Daniel. 2019. A New Dataset on the Political Independence of Fiscal Monitoring Institutions. European Political Science, pp. 1-18.
Daniel Belling, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, firstname.lastname@example.org