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…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Quijada, José Alejandro; Sierra, José David; Espinola, Natalia
Paraguay is one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Despite solid growth and sound macroeconomic fundamentals, foreign direct investment flows remain sluggish. Since…
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,…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip; Vlaicu, Razvan
What explains significant variation across countries in the use of vote buying instead of campaign promises to secure voter support? This paper explicitly models the tradeoff parties face between…