Nov 2011
Author(s): Bonvecchi, Alejandro; Scartascini, Carlos
The presidential politics literature depicts presidents either as all-powerful actors or figureheads and seeks to explain outcomes accordingly. The president and the executive branch are nonetheless…
Oct 2011
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín; Scartascini, Carlos
This paper argues that the details of political institutions help explain the low levels of personal income taxation. In particular, legislative malapportionment enables rich elites to exercise…
Apr 2011
Author(s): Garson, Sol; Rojas, Eduardo; Ribeiro, Marcelo Gomes; Urani, André; Abrucio, Fernando Luiz; Somekh, Nadia; Sydow, Cristina Toth; Losada, Paula Ravanelli; Ribeiro, Luiz César Queiroz; Klink, Jeroen; Sano, Hironobu; Rezende, Fernando
Esta publicação é o resultado de uma reflexão, desenvolvida conjuntamente por membros do governo brasileiro, a academia e o Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento, acerca do paradoxo que…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Bastos, Paulo; Castro, Lucio; Cristia, Julian P.; Scartascini, Carlos
This paper exploits unique features of a recently introduced tariff schedule for natural gas in Buenos Aires to estimate the short-run impact of price shocks on residential energy utilization. The…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Hallerberg, Mark; Scartascini, Carlos
The recent financial crisis has initiated pressures for not only policy reform but also fundamental institutional fiscal reforms. This paper explores the connection between economic crises and…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Spiller, Pablo T.; Stein, Ernesto H.; Tommasi, Mariano; Alston, Lee J.; Melo, Marcus André; Mueller, Bernardo; Pereira, Carlos; Aninat, Cristóbal; Londregan, John; Navia, Patricio; Vial, Joaquín; Cárdenas, Mauricio; Pachón, Mónica; Mejía Acosta, Andrés; Araujo, María Caridad; Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal; Saiegh, Sebastián; Lehoucq, Fabrice; Negretto, Gabriel; Aparicio, Francisco Javier; Nacif, Benito; Benton, Allyson Lucinda; Molinas, José R.; Montero, Marcela; Monaldi, Francisco; González de Pacheco, Rosa Amelia; Obuchi, Richard; Penfold, Michael
¿Qué determina la capacidad de los países para diseñar, aprobar e implementar políticas públicas efectivas? Para abordar esta pregunta, este libro analiza el proceso de formulación de políticas en…