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…
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…
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.…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Ardanaz, Martín
According to an influential theoretical argument, presidential systems tend to present smaller governments because the separation between those who decide the size of the fiscal purse and those who…