Apr 02 2015


The Impacts of Fiscal Openness: a Review of the Evidence
Paolo de Renzio, Joachim Wehner

This review includes studies that (i) empirically evaluate a causal claim about the impact of an element of fiscal openness; (ii) have achieved publication as a peer-reviewed academic article, or as a book with an academic press or well-known commercial publisher; and (iii) are of sufficient length to qualify as a substantial piece of original research. We elaborate on some aspects of these criteria below, and note the resulting set of studies for this review. The authors examine empirical work that focuses, or otherwise makes a significant contribution to, the evaluation of a causal argument about the impact of fiscal transparency or participation in budgeting. By filtering a list of a hundred studies, they identify a core set of 38 papers as the basis for this literature review.


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