Aug 2018
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; León, Gianmarco; Roza, Vivian; Valdivia, Martín; Vega, Gabriela
We use a field experiment to evaluate the impact of two informational get-out-the-vote (GOTV) campaigns to boost female electoral participation in Paraguay. We find that public campaigns had no…
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…
Feb 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…
Aug 2017
Author(s): de Groote, Roberto
The Caribbean countries have experienced positive economic growth rates and significant increases in their exports, but GDP remains relatively low, and indicators of poverty, productivity, and…
May 2017
Author(s): Aruoba, S. Boragan; Drazen, Allan; Vlaicu, Razvan
This paper proposes a structural approach to measuring the effects of electoral accountability. A political agency model with imperfect information is modeled in order to identify and quantify…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Jones, Mark P.
In the early 2000s the Inter-American Development Bank launched a visionary and influential research agenda that dramatically improved understanding of the policymaking process (PMP) in Latin America…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Rivas, Axel; Delgado, Lucas Esteban
Este documento es una guía de las innovaciones educativas que están surgiendo en América Latina a partir del uso intensivo de nuevas tecnologías. Es un mapa que hace posible avistar el futuro, o al…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Schuster, Christian
Merit-based selection of bureaucrats is central to state capacity building, yet rare in developing countries. Most executives instead favor patronage -political discretion- in public employment.…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Di Fabio, Claudia; Roldán, Flavia; Angelelli, Pablo; Crespi, Gustavo
La economía de Uruguay ha transitado una "década de oro" en materia de crecimiento, liderado fundamentalmente por un alto dinamismo de la inversión, la productividad y las exportaciones,…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Navarro, Juan Carlos; Benavente, José Miguel; Crespi, Gustavo
The main purpose of this study is to present the conceptual basis that supports science, technology, and innovation (STI) policy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It starts by clarifying STI…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Rennó, Lucio; Huberts, Alyssa; Zucco, Cesar; Smith, Amy Erica; Ames, Barry; Machado, Fabiana; Samuels, David
This report provides a summary introduction to some of the questions examined in the Brazilian Electoral Panel Study (BEPS) 2014 dataset. Following up on the 2010 Brazilian Electoral Panel Study, and…
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…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Huberts, Alyssa; Velasques de Paula Machado, Fabiana
The Brazilian Electoral Panel Study (BEPS) was designed primarily to capture campaign dynamics at the national level during the 2010 Brazilian presidential election. It aimed at generating data that…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Rodríguez Chamussy, Lourdes
This paper uses variation in the timing of the Mexican antipoverty program's introduction across municipalities to identify its impact on the share of votes for the local incumbent party.…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Roza, Vivian; Rodríguez-Tejedo, Isabel; Monje Silva, Andrea; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Vega, Gabriela
To test the effectiveness of a public awareness campaign on women's political participation in a developing country, we conducted a randomized field experiment across 40 municipalities in…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Roza, Vivian; Rodríguez-Tejedo, Isabel; Monje Silva, Andrea; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Vega, Gabriela
Para probar la eficacia de una campaña de sensibilización pública sobre la participación política de las mujeres en un país en desarrollo, realizamos un experimento de campo aleatorizado en 40…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Yáñez-Pagans, Patricia
This paper evaluates the impacts of increasing female representation in Bolivian municipal councils on public policy choices and welfare outcomes. By combining detailed administrative panel data on…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.; Bastos, Paulo
The increased occurrence of extreme weather conditions leading to drought is a key development challenge. This paper studies how these extreme events interact with the political process at the local…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Gingerich, Daniel
This paper examines how the adoption of the Australian ballot (AB), and ipso facto, the transition from the nominal to effective secret vote, shaped the nature of party politics in Brazil. Engaging…