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Voigt, Stefan

Works: 83 works in 226 publications in 2 languages and 2,282 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: KJE6467, 346.406626
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Making European merger policy more predictable by Stefan Voigt ( )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Making European Merger Policy More Predictable analyses European Merger Control with regard to its capacity to generate predictability among the concerned parties. Starting from the premise that predictability is of overwhelming importance for the functioning of market economies, Voigt and Schmidt ask to what degree European Merger Control has been predictable over the last couple of years. The authors show both theoretically and empirically that there have been serious shortcomings with regard to the predictability of competition policy. They identify the insufficient recognition of the consequences of globalization on the competitive processes as well as an often inconsistent application of economic theory as the root causes for the lack of predictability. The inconsistent application of economic theory is particularly relevant with regard to potential competition and the evaluation of collective dominance. The authors generate a substantial number of proposals that could help to improve predictability. On this basis, Voigt and Schmidt critically assess the recent reforms of European Merger Control."--Jacket
Constitutions, markets, and law : recent experiences in transition economies ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explaining constitutional change : a positive economics approach by Stefan Voigt ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Institutionenökonomik by Stefan Voigt ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in German and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warum haben weltweit nur einige hundert Millionen Menschen ein sehr hohes Pro-Kopf-Einkommen, während Milliarden unterernährt sind? Warum führt der Import von - andernorts sehr erfolgreichen - Verfassungen häufig nicht zu Wohlstand und Stabilität? Institutionenökonomen beanspruchen, diese Fragen anders und umfassender anzugehen als traditionelle Ökonomen. Die vorliegende Einführung ist nicht nur für Studierende der Wirtschaftswissenschaften geeignet, sondern auch für solche anderer Fächer. Denn auch informelle Institutionen wie Sitten, Gebräuche und Traditionen werden behandelt, weil immer deutlicher wird, dass diese entscheidend für Wachstum und Entwicklung sind. "Dieses gelungene Lehrbuch wird nicht nur Ökonomen wärmstens empfohlen, sondern auch Politologen, Soziologen und Juristen, die nach einem Einstiegswerk in die Neue Institutionenökonomik suchen." Prof. Dr. Chris Mantzavinos, Universität Witten-Herdecke
Constitutional political economy ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
International conflict resolution ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Design of constitutions ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La 4e de couverture indique : "Almost anywhere in the world, new constitutions are written and passed at almost any time. Over the last couple of years, an increasing number of economists have analysed constitutions based on an economic approach with an emphasis firstly on the (economic) effects of constitutions and followed by the factors determining their content. The contributions assembled in this volume go one step further: they ask how the knowledge gained over the last number of years can usefully be applied to constitutional design. This new branch could also be termed applied constitutional economics. Along with an original introduction, Professor Voigt has compiled a valuable research collection that will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in this growing field. "
The more economic approach to European competition law ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Welthandelsordnung zwischen Konflikt und Stabilität : Konfliktpotentiale und Konfliktlösungsmechanismen by Stefan Voigt ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verfassungswandel ökonomisch erklären: Fragen und Einsichten eines neuen und interdisziplinären Forschungsprogramms by Stefan Voigt ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific competition ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Does Membership in International Organizations Increase Governments' Credibility? Testing the Effects of Delegating Powers by Axel Dreher ( )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper analyzes whether nation-state governments can increase their credibility by becoming members of international organizations. Credibility is an important asset because it determines the real interest rate and is expected to have an important impact on investment and growth. It is hypothesized that the degree of delegation to international organizations can improve the credibility of nation-state governments. This hypothesis is tested by introducing three new indicators for international delegation. On the basis of panel data for up to 136 countries and the time period from 1984 to 2004, membership in international organizations is significantly and robustly linked with better credibility, here proxied for by country risk ratings. Two more results stand out: the longer a country has had a high level of membership, the higher its credibility, ceteris paribus; and: the credibility-enhancing effect is strongest in countries whose domestic institutions are weak
Power over Prosecutors Corrupts Politicians Cross Country Evidence Using a New Indicator by Anne van Aaken ( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is hypothesized that prosecution agencies that are dependent on the executive have less incentives to prosecute crimes committed by government members which, in turn, increases their incentives to commit such crimes. Here, this hypothesis is put to an empirical test focusing on a particular kind of crime, namely corruption. In order to test it, it was necessary to create an indicator measuring de jure as well as de facto independence of the prosecution agencies. The regressions show that de facto independence of prosecution agencies robustly reduces corruption of officials
The (Economic) Effects of Lay Participation in Courts A Cross-Country Analysis by Stefan Voigt ( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legal philosophers like Montesquieu, Hegel and Tocqueville have argued that lay participation in judicial decision-making would have benefits reaching far beyond the realm of the legal system narrowly understood. From an economic point of view, lay participation in judicial decision-making can be interpreted as a renunciation of an additional division of labor, which is expected to cause foregone benefits in terms of the costs as well as the quality of judicial decision-making. In order to be justified, these foregone benefits need to be overcompensated by other actually realized benefits of at least the same magnitude. This paper discusses pros and cons of lay participation, presents a new database and tests some of the theoretically derived hypotheses empirically. The effects of lay participation on the judicial system, a number of governance variables but also on economic performance indicators are rather modest. A proxy representing historic experiences with any kind of lay participation is the single most robust variable. -- Economic effects of legal systems ; judicial decision-making ; trial by jury ; jurors ; lay assessors ; constitutional economics ; civil society ; quality of governance ; history of thought
The Economic Effects of Direct Democracy - A First Global Assessment by Lorenz Blume ( )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first study that assesses the economic effects of direct democratic institutions on a cross country basis. Its results are based on up to six new measures produced to reflect the legislative basis for using direct democratic institutions as well as their factual use. In addition, a more general overall indicator is used. On the basis of these two different data sets only some of the results of the former intra-country studies are confirmed. An analysis based on the more general democracy index for 87 countries shows that a higher degree of direct democracy leads to lower budget deficits and higher government effectiveness. The effects on government expenditure, corruption and productivity have the expected signs but do not reach conventional levels of significance. A more fine grained analysis for a cross section of 88 countries based on the second data set shows that institutional detail matters a great deal. In particular, the mere possibility of drawing on direct-democratic institutions is often not sufficient to induce significant effects whereas the frequency of their factual use has a number of substantive effects on economic variables
The relevance of judicial procedure for economic growth by Bernd Hayo ( )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It has been argued that procedural formalism undermines economic efficiency by fostering rent-seeking and corruption. We challenge this view by arguing that a number of judicial procedures foster economic growth by increasing the predictability of court decisions, which leads to more transactions and higher investment levels. We investigate the effects on economic growth of 15 judicial procedures. Employing a standard growth model, we find in a cross-section of 67 countries that timeliness, writtenas opposed to oralprocedures, and the right to counsel have a positive effect on growth, whereas the number of independent procedural actions as well as the presumption of innocence have negative effects. Our results partially contradict the results of former studies based on the Lex Mundi dataset. -- Judicial procedure ; legal formalism ; judicial independence ; rule of law ; investment ; growth
Determinants of constitutional change why do countries change their form of government? by Bernd Hayo ( )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A country's form of government has important economic and political consequences, but the determinants that lead countries to choose either parliamentary or presidential systems are largely unexplored. This paper studies this choice by analyzing the factors that make countries switch from parliamentary to presidential systems (or vice versa). The analysis proceeds in two steps. First, we identify the survival probability of the existing form of government (drawing on a proportional hazard model). In our model, which is based on 169 countries, we find that geographical factors and former colonial status are important determinants of survival probability. Also, presidential systems are, ceteris paribus, more likely to survive than parliamentary ones. Second, given that a change has taken place, we identify the underlying reasons based on panel data logit models. We find that domestic political factors are more important than economic ones. The most important factors relate to intermediate internal armed conflict, sectarian political participation, degree of democratization, and party competition, as well as the extent to which knowledge resources are distributed among the members of society
The economic effects of federalism and decentralization a cross-country assessment by Stefan Voigt ( )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper explores the idea that institutional details matter and that attempts to estimate the economic effects of federalism by employing a simple dummy variable neglect potentially important institutional details. Based on a principal component analysis, seven aspects of both federalism and decentralization are used as variables for explaining differences in (1) fiscal policy, (2) government effectiveness, (3) economic productivity, and (4) happiness. The results show that institutional details do, indeed, matter. Different aspects of federalism impact on the outcome variables to different degrees. This study adds to our knowledge on the transmission mechanisms of federalism and decentralization
Economic growth and judicial independence : cross country evidence using a new set of indicators by Lars P Feld ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Choosing how to choose : the narrow path between effective constitutions nd wishful thinking in constitutional choice by Stefan Voigt ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Voigt, S. 1962-
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