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…
Jun 2010
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Noy, Ilan; Pantano, Juan; Galiani, Sebastián
This paper examines the short and long-run average causal impact of catastrophic natural disasters on economic growth by combining information from comparative case studies. The counterfactual of the…
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…
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…