Feb 2019
Author(s): Banerjee, Abhijit; Breza, Emily; Townsend, Robert; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Approaches to underdevelopment based on misallocation of resources have two premises. First, that there is huge heterogeneity in terms of underlying productivity among potential and actual…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Hallerberg, Mark; Scartascini, Carlos
This paper examines whether elections, which are generally held on fixed dates, and banking crises explain the timing of tax reforms and the allocation of the additional tax burden. Using an…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Bonvecchi, Alejandro; Henríquez, José; Johannsen, Julia; Morales, Natasha; Scartascini, Carlos
¿Por qué algunos programas sociales tienen éxito y otros no? Porque las políticas públicas no se diseñan y ejecutan en el vacío: son parte fundamental del juego político. Con este libro se intenta…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Franco, Maria; Scartascini, Carlos; Tommasi, Mariano
The literature has identified that countries with higher levels of openness tend to present a larger government sector as a way to reduce the risks to the economy that openness entails. This paper…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Franco, Maria; Scartascini, Carlos
Most policy analyses and academic papers deal with finding the combination of policies that may bring about the best development outcomes. However, in the long run, it is the features of public…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Franco, Maria; Scartascini, Carlos
La mayoría de análisis de las políticas y documentos académicos tratan de cómo encontrar la combinación de políticas que puedan arrojar los mejores resultados para el desarrollo. Sin embargo, a…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.; Fryer, Michelle; Conroy, Hector; Scholl, Lynn; Marto, Ricardo; Sadeghi, Patricia; Di Tata, Juan Carlos
La presente evaluación es la tercera evaluación independiente del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) del Programa de País con Barbados. La evaluación abarca el período que media entre diciembre…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Tommasi, Mariano
This policy brief takes stock of the research on government capabilities undertaken at the Inter-American Development Bank, highlights the relevance of government capabilities for generating better…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Tommasi, Mariano
En este trabajo sobre políticas se pasa revista a las obras de investigación sobre la capacidad de los gobiernos que se han emprendido en el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, se resalta la…
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…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Tommasi, Mariano
Este trabajo argumenta que la institucionalización es un fenómeno de equilibrio y que se asocia a mejores políticas públicas y mejores resultados en términos de desarrollo económico. Como soporte de…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Bonvecchi, Alejandro; Scartascini, Carlos
The presidential politics literature depicts presidents either as all-powerful actors or figureheads and seeks to explain outcomes accordingly. The president and the executive branch are nonetheless…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Bastos, Paulo; Castro, Lucio; Cristia, Julian P.; Scartascini, Carlos
This paper exploits unique features of a recently introduced tariff schedule for natural gas in Buenos Aires to estimate the short-run impact of price shocks on residential energy utilization. The…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Spiller, Pablo T.; Stein, Ernesto H.; Tommasi, Mariano; Alston, Lee J.; Melo, Marcus André; Mueller, Bernardo; Pereira, Carlos; Aninat, Cristóbal; Londregan, John; Navia, Patricio; Vial, Joaquín; Cárdenas, Mauricio; Pachón, Mónica; Mejía Acosta, Andrés; Araujo, María Caridad; Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal; Saiegh, Sebastián; Lehoucq, Fabrice; Negretto, Gabriel; Aparicio, Francisco Javier; Nacif, Benito; Benton, Allyson Lucinda; Molinas, José R.; Montero, Marcela; Monaldi, Francisco; González de Pacheco, Rosa Amelia; Obuchi, Richard; Penfold, Michael
¿Qué determina la capacidad de los países para diseñar, aprobar e implementar políticas públicas efectivas? Para abordar esta pregunta, este libro analiza el proceso de formulación de políticas en…
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…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Tommasi, Mariano
This paper develops a framework for analyzing different policymaking styles, their causes and their consequences in Latin America, finding that lower institutionalization and greater use of…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Tommasi, Mariano; Velasques de Paula Machado, Fabiana
This paper argues that where institutions are strong, actors are more likely to participate in the political process through institutionalized arenas, while where they are weak, protests and other…
May 2009
Author(s): Marcel, Mario; Filc, Gabriel; Shack, Nelson; Berretta, Nora; Jul, Ana María; Rezende, Fernando; Aldunate, Eduardo; García López, Roberto; Tavares, Martus; Scartascini, Carlos; Echeverry, Juan Carlos
This publication contains a collection of papers presented within the framework of the Public Policy Management and Transparency Network: Development Effectiveness and Results-Based Budget Management…
May 2009
Author(s): Marcel, Mario; Filc, Gabriel; Shack, Nelson; Berretta, Nora; Jul, Ana María; Rezende, Fernando; Aldunate, Eduardo; García López, Roberto; Tavares, Martus; Scartascini, Carlos; Echeverry, Juan Carlos
Esta publicación presenta los principales temas analizados en el marco de la Red de Gestión y Transparencia de la Política Pública: Gestión para Resultados y Efectividad en el Desarrollo, del Diálogo…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Stein, Ernesto H.; Tommasi, Mariano
This paper introduces preliminary evidence from a cross-country database of policy characteristics and potential uses of that database. While most databases have emphasized either the content of…