Sep 2005
Author(s): Auerbach, Paula;Genoni, María Eugenia;Pagés, Carmen
This paper analyzes the reasons behind the low rates of contribution to social security programs in developing countries. Using a large set of harmonized household surveys from Latin America we…
Jun 2005
Author(s): Calderón, César;Chong, Alberto E.
Using objective institutional historical data we test the link between extent, duration, and transparency in democracies and rent-seeking behavior using time-series and panel data approaches. In…
May 2005
Author(s): Olivera, Mauricio;Chong, Alberto E.
This paper explores the link between compulsory voting and income distribution using a cross-section of countries around the world. Our empirical cross-country analysis for 91 countries during the…
May 2005
Author(s): López-Cálix, José R.;Melo, Alberto;Tinsley, Elaine;Calvo, Sara
The last Public Expenditure Review for Ecuador (PER) was produced in 1993. More than a decade later, the purpose of this report is to provide the Ecuadorian authorities with the World Bank's and…