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…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Alessandro, Martín; Cardinale Lagomarsino, Bruno; Scartascini, Carlos; Torrealday, Jerónimo
Does providing information improve citizens’ perception about government transparency? Does all information matter the same for shaping perceptions about the government? This paper addresses these…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Roseth, Benjamin; Reyes, Angela; Farias, Pedro; Porrúa, Miguel; Villalba, Harold; Acevedo, Sebastián; Peña, Norma; Estevez, Elsa; Linares Lejarraga, Sebastián; Fillotrani, Pablo
This book is about the smallest unit of public policy: the government transaction. Government transactions—requesting a birth certificate, registering a property, or opening a business, for example—…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Roseth, Benjamin; Reyes, Angela; Farias, Pedro; Porrúa, Miguel; Villalba, Harold; Acevedo, Sebastián; Peña, Norma; Estevez, Elsa; Linares Lejarraga, Sebastián; Fillotrani, Pablo
Este libro se centra en la unidad más pequeña de la política pública: el trámite. El trámite –sacar la partida de nacimiento, registrar una propiedad, o abrir un negocio, por ejemplo– es lo que…
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…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Uyarra, Elvira; Moñux, Diego; Li, Yanchao; Esteban, Adrián; Rigby, John; Ospina, María José; Edler, Jakob
Public procurement accounts for a significant proportion of overall demand for goods and services. Thus, it could be a useful tool for fostering innovation and economic growth. While interest in the…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Acevedo, Sebastián; Dassen, Nicolás
The technological, economic, and social changes of recent years have required governments to adapt to new challenges and growing demands from civil society. In many countries, and at different levels…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Acevedo, Sebastián; Dassen, Nicolás
Los cambios tecnológicos, económicos y sociales de los últimos años exigen gobiernos capaces de adaptarse a nuevos desafíos y a las crecientes demandas de la ciudadanía. En muchos países y en…
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…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Rogers, Cassandra; Suarez, Ginés; Hori, Tsuneki; Durán, Rolando; Torres, Ana María; Jones, Eleanor; Visconti, Ernesto
Jamaica es un país que cuenta con una estructura normativa e institucional en gestión del riesgo focalizada principalmente en los aspectos de preparación y respuesta. Si bien se ha venido avanzando…
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…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Castro, Lucio; Scartascini, Carlos
There is growing evidence that individual responses to public policies are, to a large extent, mediated by the way the policies are framed, by people's cognitive and computational capabilities,…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Castro, Lucio; Scartascini, Carlos
Hay creciente evidencia de que las respuestas individuales a las políticas públicas están, en gran medida, mediatizadas por la manera en que se formulan las políticas, por las capacidades cognitivas…
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…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Rezende, Fernando
The tax reform of 1965 in Brazil sought to streamline state taxation, replacing the old tax on sales and consignment (IVC) with a modern value added tax on the circulation of goods (ICM) as part of a…
Mar 2013
Author(s): Gray, Cheryl; Soriano, Alejandro; Huppi, Monika
In 2010 the Governors of the IDB approved two formal agreements -the "Cancun Declaration" and the "Report on the Ninth General Increase in the Resources of the Inter-American…
Mar 2013
Author(s): Gray, Cheryl; Soriano, Alejandro; Huppi, Monika
En 2010, los Gobernadores del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo aprobaron dos acuerdos formales -la "Declaración de Cancún" y el Informe IDB-9- que condujeron al Noveno Aumento General de…