Dec 2019
Author(s): Mogollón, Mónica; Ortega, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
Most tax agencies use letters as the method of communicating with taxpayers. Still, other technologies exist that could be more effective. This paper reports the results of a field experiment…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Rucci, Graciana; Amaral, Nicole; Arias Ortiz, Elena; Becerra, Laura; Bustelo, Monserrat; Cabrol, Marcelo; Castro, Juliana; Caycedo, Juanita; Duryea, Suzanne; Groot, Bibi; Heredero, Elena; Hincapie, Diana; Magendzo, Adrián; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Novella, Rafael; Rieble-Aubourg, Sabine; Rubio-Codina, Marta; Scartascini, Carlos; Vezza, Evelyn
El siglo XXI no va a suceder en el futuro: está pasando hoy. Los cambios acelerados en términos tecnológicos, migratorios, demográficos y climáticos están reconfigurando el orden social, económico y…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Castro, Edgar; Scartascini, Carlos
Limited attention affects our ability to make good choices, but governments can improve decision-making by providing simpler and more salient information. We evaluate the role of inattention in…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Alessandro, Martín; Cardinale Lagomarsino, Bruno; Scartascini, Carlos; Torrealday, Jerónimo
Does providing information improve citizens’ perception about government transparency? Does all information matter the same for shaping perceptions about the government? This paper addresses these…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Gingerich, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
Welfarist justifications of democracy presume that citizens have policy preferences that are responsive to pertinent information. Is this accurate? This paper addresses that question by providing a…
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…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo; Schling, Maja; Rogers, Cassandra; Cumberbatch, Janice; Hinds, Fabian; Zhou, Naijun; Lemay, Michele H.
This paper presents the first rigorous impact evaluation of a shoreline stabilization program in Barbados and attempts to assess whether shoreline stabilization investments indeed have beneficial…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil; Boyle, Kevin; Rogers, Cassandra; Cumberbatch, Janice; Kanninen, Barbara; Lemay, Michele H.; Schling, Maja
Ex-post economic impact evaluations are standard requirements for loans and grants from multilateral international development institutions. In many cases, however, lack of sufficient baseline or…
Nov 2010
Author(s): Márquez Fariña, Manuel; Ares, José Luis; Hernández, Pascual; Solar, Rodolfo
El objetivo de este documento es analizar nuevas formas de abordar el control de una frontera, en respuesta a tres necesidades básicas: contribuir a elevar los niveles de la seguridad civil,…