May 2018
Author(s): Barreto-Dillon, Leonellha; Basani, Marcello; De Simone, Francesco; Cotlear, Blanche
La adopción de prácticas de transparencia es uno de los determinantes principales de la eficiencia de los proveedores y reguladores de servicios de agua y saneamiento (AyS). Esta es una de las…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Palanza, Valeria; Scartascini, Carlos; Tommasi, Mariano
This paper proposes an agenda for the study of the determinants and the processes by which strong policymaking institutions emerge, with emphasis on the most central democratic institution: the…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Rodrigue, Jean-Paul
Transportation is an inherently crucial factor in supporting economic activities as well as providing opportunities for economic development. As such, the provision of transport infrastructures is a…
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…
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…
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…
Sep 2007
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos
Public policies are the outcome of the interaction among a variety of key political actors, each with its own preferences and incentives, who meet in different arenas and interact within the…
Aug 2007
Author(s): Fischer, Ronald; Serra, Pablo
El objetivo de este estudio es evaluar la privatización de los sectores de telecomunicaciones, electricidad, sanitario y puertos concesionados en Chile, así como la inversión privada en el sector de…
Sep 2004
Author(s): Fischer, Ronald; Serra, Pablo
Este estudio analiza las privatizaciones de los servicios de saneamiento, electricidad y telecomunicaciones en Chile. Se evalúa la evolución de los servicios públicos desde su privatización, y por lo…
Mar 2002
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo; Lora, Eduardo
The future of structural reforms in Latin America is under discussion. The purpose of this document is to synthesize the facts and opinions that underlie this debate. The first section shows that…
Mar 2002
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo; Lora, Eduardo
El futuro de las reformas estructurales se encuentra en discusión en América Latina. Este documento tiene por objeto ofrecer una síntesis de los hechos y opiniones que están alimentando este debate.…
Dec 2001
Author(s): Aubert, Cécile; Laffont, Jean-Jacques; Serra, Pablo; Bondorevsky, Diego; Petrecolla, Diego; García, Alfredo; Beato, Paulina; Wood, David; Tomiak, Richard; Millán, Jaime; Fuente, Carmen; Cisnal de Ugarte, Salomé; Fernández-Ordóñez, Miguel A.
During the last decade, Latin American countries have brought about important reforms in infrastructure services based both on private sector participation for enhancing internal efficiency and…