Mar 2020
Author(s): Rapoport, Nina; Rojas Méndez, Ana María; Scartascini, Carlos
Behavioral insights are becoming part of the policy toolkit in countries around the world, and the IDB has positioned itself at the forefront of this movement in Latin America and the Caribbean. This…
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…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Carrillo, Paul E.; Castro, Edgar; Scartascini, Carlos
As policymakers increasingly use rewards to encourage good citizenship, it is important to find a reward mechanism that does not curb intrinsic motivation, is long-lasting, and has effects that go…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Carrillo, Paul E.; Castro, Edgar; Scartascini, Carlos
Dado que los responsables de las políticas públicas utilizan cada vez más los incentivos para promover la cultura ciudadana, es importante encontrar un mecanismo de recompensa que no reduzca la…
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…
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,…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Ardanaz, Martín
According to an influential theoretical argument, presidential systems tend to present smaller governments because the separation between those who decide the size of the fiscal purse and those who…