Dec 2019
Author(s): Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip; Vlaicu, Razvan
To understand why parties buy votes, a study analyzed electoral competition where parties can use both vote buying and policy promises. Parties can renege on the promises after the election. Greater…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Keefer, Philip; Scartascini, Carlos; Vlaicu, Razvan
Voters would be better off if they removed politicians offering low-quality government by pursuing populist policies and re-elected those who improved government quality with sustainable policies. In…
Nov 2018
Author(s): López-Luzuriaga, Andrea; Scartascini, Carlos
What happens when the tax authority increases enforcement in one tax with compliance in other taxes? The very little evidence available is not conclusive. This paper presents a very simple analytical…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván; Jaureguiberry, Florencia
The expansion of access to education in the region has been accompanied by greater inclusion: more poor students and those in rural areas are attending school at all levels. In pre-primary and…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván; Jaureguiberry, Florencia
La expansión del acceso educativo en la región ha estado marcada por una mayor inclusion: la población pobre y en zonas rurales tiene mayor asistencia hoy en todos los niveles. En preprimaria y…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván
Girls attend and finish school at the same rate or higher than boys. Nevertheless, boys continue to outperform girls on standardized learning assessments and continue to benefit most from labor…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván
Las mujeres asisten y finalizan la escuela tanto o más que los hombres. Sin embargo, siguen siendo los hombres quienes se desempeñan major que las mujeres en pruebas estandarizadas y se benefician…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Jaureguiberry, Florencia; Martinez, Valentina
The defining educational achievement of countries in the region over the course of the last decade has been to improve access. The current challenge: improving quality equitably.
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Jaureguiberry, Florencia; Martinez, Valentina
El principal logro educativo de los países de la región en la última década ha sido alcanzar un alto nivel de cobertura. El desafío actual: incrementar la calidad garantizando la equidad.
Apr 2017
Author(s): Carrillo, Paul E.; Castro, Edgar; Scartascini, Carlos
This paper evaluates the effect of positive inducements on tax behavior by exploiting a natural experiment in which a municipality of Argentina randomly selected 400 individuals among more than 72,…