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Aug 2014
Author(s): Saiegh, Sebastián
This paper uses joint scaling methods and similar items from three large-scale surveys to place voters, parties and politicians from different Latin American countries on a common ideological space…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Stein, Ernesto H.; Tommasi, Mariano; Jones, Mark P.; Saiegh, Sebastián; Magaldi de Sousa, Mariana; Martínez-Gallardo, Cecilia; Zuvanic, Laura; Iacoviello, Mercedes; Rodríguez Gusta, Ana Laura; Monaldi, Francisco; Schneider, Ben Ross; Murillo, Maria Victoria; Schrank, Andrew; Hughes, Sallie
Over the past 30 years, democratic freedoms and competitive electoral processes have taken hold as never before in Latin America. How Democracy Works takes a detailed look, from an institutional…
Oct 2009
Author(s): Urbiztondo, Santiago; Cristini, Marcela; Moskovits, Cynthia; Saiegh, Sebastián
This paper examines how the main characteristics of Argentinas policymaking process (PMP) affect the productivity of its economy using the conceptual framework presented in Murillo, Scartascini and…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Spiller, Pablo T.; Stein, Ernesto H.; Tommasi, Mariano; Scartascini, Carlos; Alston, Lee J.; Melo, Marcus André; Mueller, Bernardo; Pereira, Carlos; Aninat, Cristóbal; Londregan, John; Navia, Patricio; Vial, Joaquín; Cárdenas, Mauricio; Junguito, Roberto; Pachón, Mónica; Mejía Acosta, Andrés; Araujo, María Caridad; Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal; Saiegh, Sebastián; Lehoucq, Fabrice; Negretto, Gabriel; Aparicio, Francisco Javier; Nacif, Benito; Benton, Allyson Lucinda; Molinas, José R.; Montero, Marcela; Monaldi, Francisco; González de Pacheco, Rosa Amelia; Obuchi, Richard; Penfold, Michael
What determines the capacity of countries to design, approve and implement effective public policies? To address this question, this book builds on the results of case studies of political…
May 2006
Author(s): Mejía Acosta, Andrés; Araujo, María Caridad; Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal; Saiegh, Sebastián
This paper seeks to understand why political actors, institutions and legal reforms have systematically failed to produce cooperation in the Ecuadorian policymaking process. From a comparative and…
Apr 2006
Author(s): Molinas, José R.; Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal; Saiegh, Sebastián; Montero, Marcela
This paper characterizes the evolution of Paraguay's policymaking process (PMP) between 1954 and 2003. The authors present an overview of the PMP under the rule of Alfredo Stroessner (1954-89)…
Jan 2006
Author(s): Murillo, Maria Victoria; Schneider, Ben Ross; Iacoviello, Mercedes; Scartascini, Carlos; Monaldi, Francisco; Payne, J. Mark; Martínez-Gallardo, Cecilia; Stein, Ernesto H.; Echebarría, Koldo; Whitehead, Laurence; Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Lora, Eduardo; Filc, Gabriel; Bergara, Mario; Saiegh, Sebastián; Magaldi de Sousa, Mariana; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Pereyra, Andrés; Cárdenas, Mauricio; Tommasi, Mariano; Santiso, Javier; Hughes, Sallie; Zuvanic, Laura; Jones, Mark P.; Clavijo, Laura
This report examines the quality of public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean after more than a decade of political and economic reform. A wide variety of examples and case studies are…