Oct 2010
Author(s): Balsa, Ana; Gandelman, Néstor; Porzecanski, Rafael
This paper reports the results of a three-month randomized controlled trial to estimate the impact of an Internet and mobile telephone short message service (SMS) intervention on adolescents'…
Sep 2010
Author(s): Becerra, Oscar; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Scartascini, Carlos
Although financial development is good for long-term growth, not all countries pursue policies that render full financial development. This paper builds on an extensive political economy literature…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Horton, John; Lemay, Michele H.; Rogers, Cassandra; Manzano, Osmel; Kambel, Ellen-Rose; Alonso, Laura; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Klinger, Bailey; Shukla, Gangadhar P.; Martin, Dougal; Shearer, Matthew; Hausmann, Ricardo; Perez Maillard, Michelle; Russell, Mariko; Norton, Roger; Philipp, Daniela; Bishop, Kristyna; Campos Ortiz, Melina
Towards a Sustainable and Efficient State: The Development Agenda of Belize represents a tangible expression of the Inter-American Development Bank's commitment to generating knowledge as part…
Apr 2010
Author(s): Navia, Patricio; Eyzaguirre, Nicolás; Olivari, Jocelyn; Briones, Ignacio; Benavente, José Miguel; Aninat, Cristóbal
This paper analyzes the political economy of productivity-related policymaking in Chile following a political transaction cost model (Spiller and Tommasi, 2003; Murillo et al., 2008). The main…
Mar 2010
Author(s): Tommasi, Mariano; Scartascini, Carlos; Stein, Ernesto H.
The capacity to sustain policies over time and the capacity to adjust policies in the face of changing circumstances are two desirable properties of policymaking systems. The veto player approach has…
Mar 2010
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Tommasi, Mariano; Ardanaz, Martín
This paper surveys selected themes in the political economy of policymaking in Latin America, with an emphasis on recent research focusing on actual decision and implementation processes, and on the…
Mar 2010
Author(s): Filc, Gabriel; Scartascini, Carlos
Medium Term Fiscal Frameworks (MTFs) have become one of the most popular reforms to the budgetary process in Latin America during the last decade, and introducing MTFs seemed to be the magic solution…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto; Benavente, José Miguel; Contreras, Carmen; Contreras, José Luis
Este estudio analiza las características y los resultados de programas para promover consorcios tecnológicos en cuatro economías latinoamericanas: Argentina, Chile, Colombia y Uruguay. Se basa en…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Agosin, Manuel R.; Atal, Juan Pablo; Blyde, Juan S.; Busso, Matías; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Chong, Alberto E.; Daude, Christian; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Galindo, Arturo; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llisterri, Juan J.; Lora, Eduardo; Ludeña, Carlos E.; Madrigal, Lucía; Maffioli, Alessandro; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Pagés, Carmen; Sabel, Charles; Scartascini, Carlos; Stucchi, Rodolfo; Tommasi, Mariano; Zuñiga, Pluvia
"La era de la productividad" describe de qué manera la baja productividad de América Latina y el Caribe impide que la región se ponga a la par de los países del mundo desarrollado. Los…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Stein, Ernesto H.; Tommasi, Mariano; Jones, Mark P.; Saiegh, Sebastián; Magaldi de Sousa, Mariana; Martínez-Gallardo, Cecilia; Zuvanic, Laura; Iacoviello, Mercedes; Rodríguez Gusta, Ana Laura; Monaldi, Francisco; Schneider, Ben Ross; Murillo, Maria Victoria; Schrank, Andrew; Hughes, Sallie
Over the past 30 years, democratic freedoms and competitive electoral processes have taken hold as never before in Latin America. How Democracy Works takes a detailed look, from an institutional…