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…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Armborst, Talita; Fioravanti, Reinaldo; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Café, Eduardo; Gomes e Silva, Victor
O objetivo deste estudo é apresentar a metodologia e estimação da primeira versão de um modelo de impacto regulatório dos Acordos internacionais de Serviços Aéreos (ASAs) celebrados pelo Brasil. O…
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…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bernal, Richard L.
China has recently become the third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world and is a major source of development aid for developing countries, including those in the Caribbean…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip; Vlaicu, Razvan
What explains significant variation across countries in the use of vote buying instead of campaign promises to secure voter support? This paper explicitly models the tradeoff parties face between…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Ruiz Pozuelo, Julia; Slipowitz, Amy; Vuletin, Guillermo
This article challenges recent findings that democracy has sizable effects on economic growth. As extensive political science research indicates that economic turmoil is responsible for causing or…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Ruiz Pozuelo, Julia; Slipowitz, Amy; Vuletin, Guillermo
This online appendix presents a thorough analysis of the nature, dynamics, and most important events for 38 cases of democratization, including the list of democracy experts and key country-specific…
May 2016
Author(s): Fioravanti, Reinaldo; Granada, Isabel; Rodriguez Molina, Raúl; Veverka, Jacob; Ortiz, Paola; Café, Eduardo; IMG Rebel
The aviation sector is growing rapidly in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and is expected to continue growing in the future. Several countries in the region had growth rates in passenger…
May 2016
Author(s): Fioravanti, Reinaldo; Granada, Isabel; Rodriguez Molina, Raúl; Veverka, Jacob; Ortiz, Paola; Café, Eduardo; IMG Rebel
El sector aéreo en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) está creciendo rápidamente y se espera siga haciéndolo en el futuro. Varios países de la región tuvieron tasas de crecimiento en el volumen de…
May 2016
Author(s): Fioravanti, Reinaldo; Granada, Isabel; Rodriguez Molina, Raúl; Veverka, Jacob; Ortiz, Paola; Café, Eduardo; IMG Rebel
O Setor de Aviação está crescendo rapidamente na América Latina e no Caribe e é esperado que esta tendência continue no futuro. Vários países da região tiveram taxas de crescimento no volume de…
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…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Demaestri, Edgardo C.; Chiara, Jimena
La constitución de un fondo soberano establecido para cubrir al Estado ante la eventual ocurrencia de determinado evento, genera obligaciones contingentes que deben ser adecuadamente identificadas y…
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…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Tommasi, Mariano; Scartascini, Carlos; Caruso, Germán
The understanding of the economic effect of formal institutional rules has progressed substantially in recent decades. These formal analyses have tended to take for granted that institutional arenas…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Sánchez Torres, Fabio; Pachón, Mónica
The present paper explores the relationship between political competition and effective public goods delivery systems in a decentralized context to study whether the awareness generated through such…
Apr 2013
Author(s): Ames, Barry; Velasques de Paula Machado, Fabiana; Rennó, Lucio; Samuels, David; Smith, Amy Erica; Zucco, Cesar
This report presents sample characteristics and summary statistics from the Brazilian Electoral Panel Study (BEPS) project. The survey, composed of three waves, was conducted in Brazil in 2010, a…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Rossi, Martín; Tommasi, Mariano
This paper uses data from the Argentine House of Representatives to study the relationship between legislative effort and political success, as measured by reelection, becoming a leader of the House…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Tommasi, Mariano
Este trabajo argumenta que la institucionalización es un fenómeno de equilibrio y que se asocia a mejores políticas públicas y mejores resultados en términos de desarrollo económico. Como soporte de…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Baena Olabe, Paloma; Vieyra, Juan Cruz
El presente documento contribuye al debate de por qué y cómo se puede utilizar el acceso a la información para la prevención y el control de la corrupción. El acceso a la información no solamente…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín; Scartascini, Carlos
This paper argues that the details of political institutions help explain the low levels of personal income taxation. In particular, legislative malapportionment enables rich elites to exercise…