JGE Volume 11: Autumn 2023

DATE: 2023-09-28

The eleventh volume of the Journal of Government and Economics (JGE) was released in autumn 2023, with articles exploring a variety of topics in the field. Sotirios K. Bellos and Petros Golitsis assess how various key macroeconomic and financial variables interacted and impacted upon the state capacity of respective G-20 countries during the period from 1980 to 2020. Jeremy A. Cook and Timothy W. Taylor document a reduction in police reports of domestic violence during U.S. municipal shelter-in-place orders amidst the March-April 2020 period of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the divergent consequences of lockdowns on household and institutional behaviors. Mengyu Ding and Shaojie Zhou determine the welfare equalization effects of housing reforms and the resultant increase in home ownership across households at various income levels in China. Hrushikesh Mallick, Balakrushna Padhi and Udaya Shankar Mishra evaluate levels of confidence in governance institutions across Indian states, analyzing the influence of socioeconomic, cultural and regional factors. Forat Suliman, Homam Khwanda and R.V. Ramana Murthy estimate the impact of conflict on Syria’s economy, including evaluating the decline in capital spending and the guiding role that the state has in encouraging a ramp up in investment. As always, all articles are open access and can be found by simply clicking on the links below.


The nexus between financial and investment developments and state capacity: The case of G-20

Sotirios K. Bellos, Petros Golitsis


The effect of COVID-19 on local government policy implementation: Declines in police reports of domestic violence during lockdowns

Jeremy A. Cook, Timothy W. Taylor


A study on the welfare equalization effect of China’s housing reform

Mengyu Ding, Shaojie Zhou

An assessment of the public confidence in governance institutions in India: Empirical evidence using IHDS survey

Hrushikesh Mallick, Balakrushna Padhi, Udaya Shankar Mishra


An analysis of the Syrian economy in the era of military conflict, 2011-2020: The perspective of government and economics

Forat Suliman, Homam Khwanda, R.V. Ramana Murthy

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