QoG EU Regional Data

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Nicholas Charron - University of Gothenburg, Quality of Government Institute

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Bo Rothstein - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Anna Khomenko - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Richard Svensson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Stefan Dahlberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description:

The QoG Institute is an independent research institute within the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. Overall 30 researchers conduct and promote research on the causes, consequences and nature of Good Governance and the Quality of Government - that is, trustworthy, reliable, impartial, uncorrupted and competent government institutions.

The main objective of our research is to address the theoretical and empirical problem of how political institutions of high quality can be created and maintained. A second objective is to study the effects of Quality of Government on a number of policy areas, such as health, the environment, social policy, and poverty.

The QoG EU Regional Data is a dataset consisting of approximately 450 variables covering three levels of European regions - Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS): NUTS 0 (country), NUTS 1 (major socio-economic regions) and NUTS 2 (basic regions for the application of regional policies). QoG Regional Data has been divided into three datasets and these are available in time-series version (from 1990

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Nicholas Charron - University of Gothenburg, Quality of Government Institute

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Bo Rothstein - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Anna Khomenko - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Richard Svensson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Stefan Dahlberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0008

Purpose:

The primary aim of QoG is to conduct and promote research on corruption. One aim of the QoG Institute is to make publicly available cross-national comparative data on QoG and its correlates.

Description:

The QoG Institute is an independent research institute within the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. Overall 30 researchers conduct and promote research on the causes, consequences and nature of Good Governance and the Quality of Government - that is, trustworthy, reliable, impartial, uncorrupted and competent government institutions.

The main objective of our research is to address the theoretical and empirical problem of how political institutions of high quality can be created and maintained. A second objective is to study the effects of Quality of Government on a number of policy areas, such as health, the environment, social policy, and poverty.

The QoG EU Regional Data is a dataset consisting of approximately 450 variables covering three levels of European regions - Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS): NUTS 0 (country), NUTS 1 (major socio-economic regions) and NUTS 2 (basic regions for the application of regional policies). QoG Regional Data has been divided into three datasets and these are available in time-series version (from 1990

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Time period(s) investigated:

2009 — 2010

2013 — 2013

Geographic spread:

Geographic description: EU

Lowest geographic unit:

Region

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Countries and regions in EU

Time Method:

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Funding:

European Union

Citation requirement:

When using QoG Basic data, please cite as follows (don´t forget to also cite the original source):

Charron, Nicholas, Stefan Dahlberg, Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein, Anna Khomenko & Richard Svensson. 2016. The Quality of Government EU Regional Dataset, version Sep16. University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, http://www.qog.pol.gu.se

Contact person for questions about the data:

Stefan Dahlberg

Publications

Link to publication list:

If you have published anything based on these data, please notify us with a reference to your publication(s).

Dataset EXT 0008-001

EU QoG Index 2010

Description:

EU QoG Index (EQI) is a measure of corruption at a regional level in the EU. The index is based on 16 variables from the survey.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2009-12-15 — 2010-02-01

Source of the data: Geographic area

Time period(s) investigated:

2009-12-15 — 2010-02-01

Dataset EXT 0008-002

EU QoG Index 2013

Description:

EU QoG Index (EQI) is a measure of corruption and governance at the regional level in the EU. The index is based on 16 variables from the survey.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2013 — 2013

Source of the data: Geographic area

Time period(s) investigated:

2013 — 2013