Dr. Thomas Richter from GIGA will be awarded the APSA Comparative Politics Section Dataset Award for the GSRE - Global State Revenues and Expenditures dataset.
The GSRE dataset - developed at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies since 2009 - is a novel data collection, which is based on historical documents from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Archives. This dataset improves the coverage and accuracy of state budget data for most authoritarian regimes and some democracies since the end of World War II. Version 1.0 of GSRE includes 39 unique indicators covering major aspects of state finance for 161 countries between 1946 and 2006. In addition, GSRE also provides selected data on nine different indicators of public and government employment.