Nov 2019
Author(s): Keefer, Philip; Scartascini, Carlos; Vlaicu, Razvan
Voters would be better off if they removed politicians offering low-quality government by pursuing populist policies and re-elected those who improved government quality with sustainable policies. In…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín; Hallerberg, Mark; Scartascini, Carlos
Do voters punish governments that introduce fiscal “austerity” measures? If so, does voter response vary according to the design (composition) of fiscal adjustments? What determines the timing of…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Vlaicu, Razvan
This paper estimates the effect of voting eligibility on civic engagement measured along three dimensions: political motivation, political activities, and political knowledge. These outcomes…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Cruz, Cesi; Keefer, Philip
The Database of Political Institutions presents institutional and electoral results data such as measures of checks and balances, tenure and stability of the government, identification of party…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Cruz, Cesi; Keefer, Philip; Scartascini, Carlos
The Database of Political Institutions presents institutional and electoral results data such as measures of checks and balances, tenure and stability of the government, identification of party…
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…
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…