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International Journal of Public Policy

International Journal of Public Policy (IJPP)

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International Journal of Public Policy (3 papers in press)

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  • Does the Quality of Government Affect Economic Growth? Evidence from the QOG Dataset   Order a copy of this article
    by Huong Le 
    Abstract: Does the quality of government (QoG) affect economic growth? Whether or not a higher governance quality leads to a higher rate of economic growth. This paper sheds light on this debate by reinvestigating the relationship between the quality of government and economic growth, utilizing four different operationalizations of governance quality, including the rule of law, quality of democracy, public integrity, and governance from the quality of government (QoG) dataset of 36 OECD countries. Contributing to the growing body of work on the correlation between governance quality and economic growth, this paper suggests that (1) despite using different operationalizations of governance quality, the estimation results suggest a statistically significant and positive correlation between the quality of government and economic growth; and (2) developed countries obtain more significant benefits of good governance on economic growth than developing countries.
    Keywords: Economic growth; quality of government; rule of law; quality of democracy; public integrity; governance.

  • Changes in varieties of capitalism within the OECD between 2010 and 2020   Order a copy of this article
    by Zoltan Bartha 
    Abstract: This study aims to reveal different varieties of capitalism and to uncover new patterns of development that emerged between 2010 and 2020. A hybrid model is applied that quantifies three pillars of development (future F, outside O, inside I) using supply-side and demand-side indicators that measure norms, institutions, and policies. Investigating 34 OECD members, this study describes five varieties of capitalism: traditional, dualistic, government-led, open market-based, and human capital-based models. It is suggested that the most significant cut-off point in the development of OECD economies in this period was along the green growth dimension, where European countries with a tradition in coordinated markets outperform the rest. Using Israel and Estonia as an example, it is also suggested that institutional and policy changes that enhance the quality of governance and make coordination more effective are the way out of the middle-income trap.
    Keywords: development path; economic policy; green growth; institutions; middle-income trap; OECD; varieties of capitalism.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJPP.2023.10061918
  • The policy of non-decision: The case of clinical trials in Israel   Order a copy of this article
    by Michal Neubauer-Shani, Etienne Lepicard 
    Abstract: The modern world is characterised by dynamic various changes, which generate new multifaceted issues that are candidates for policymaking. However, liberal democracies often abstain from tackling these issues, despite implications not favouring the public. While most countries have regulated the sensitive issue of clinical trials through primary legislation, the state of Israel addressed this issue through secondary legislation and a circular issued by the Ministry of Health's director-general. Despite this policy lacks crucial elements that would protect the subjects of clinical trials, several attempts to change it through primary legislation, have failed. This article contends that excluding the alternative of comprehensive legislation from the agenda is enabled by the policy of non-decision adopted by policymakers, demonstrating covert power. Based on a thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews and existing sources, this article will explain the continued adoption of the non-decision policy by identifying the mobilisation of bias that characterises this arena and examining the tactics employed by stakeholders to maintain the status quo.
    Keywords: clinical trials; non-decision; policy agenda; mobilisation of bias; covert power; status quo; Nazi medical trials; human experiments in medicine; Israel.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJPP.2023.10062057