Dec 2019
Author(s): Mogollón, Mónica; Ortega, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
Most tax agencies use letters as the method of communicating with taxpayers. Still, other technologies exist that could be more effective. This paper reports the results of a field experiment…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Carrillo, Paul E.; Castro, Edgar; Scartascini, Carlos
As policymakers increasingly use rewards to encourage good citizenship, it is important to find a reward mechanism that does not curb intrinsic motivation, is long-lasting, and has effects that go…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Carrillo, Paul E.; Castro, Edgar; Scartascini, Carlos
Dado que los responsables de las políticas públicas utilizan cada vez más los incentivos para promover la cultura ciudadana, es importante encontrar un mecanismo de recompensa que no reduzca la…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Castro, Edgar; Scartascini, Carlos
Limited attention affects our ability to make good choices, but governments can improve decision-making by providing simpler and more salient information. We evaluate the role of inattention in…
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…