May 2020
Author(s): Balza, Lenin;Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto;Macedo, Demian;Mercado Díaz, Jorge Enrique
This paper revisits the relationship between private participation, regulatory governance and the performance of the electricity sector in 18 Latin American countries over the last five decades.…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Tommasi, Mariano
This policy brief takes stock of the research on government capabilities undertaken at the Inter-American Development Bank, highlights the relevance of government capabilities for generating better…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Tommasi, Mariano
En este trabajo sobre políticas se pasa revista a las obras de investigación sobre la capacidad de los gobiernos que se han emprendido en el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, se resalta la…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Palanza, Valeria;Scartascini, Carlos;Tommasi, Mariano
This paper proposes an agenda for the study of the determinants and the processes by which strong policymaking institutions emerge, with emphasis on the most central democratic institution: the…
Jun 2012
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín;Leiras, Marcelo;Tommasi, Mariano
This paper contributes to an agenda that views the effects of policies and institutional reforms as dependent on the structure of political incentives for national and subnational political actors.…
Mar 2010
Author(s): Tommasi, Mariano;Scartascini, Carlos;Stein, Ernesto H.
The capacity to sustain policies over time and the capacity to adjust policies in the face of changing circumstances are two desirable properties of policymaking systems. The veto player approach has…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Tommasi, Mariano
This paper develops a framework for analyzing different policymaking styles, their causes and their consequences in Latin America, finding that lower institutionalization and greater use of…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Tommasi, Mariano;Velasques de Paula Machado, Fabiana
This paper argues that where institutions are strong, actors are more likely to participate in the political process through institutionalized arenas, while where they are weak, protests and other…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Stein, Ernesto H.;Tommasi, Mariano
This paper introduces preliminary evidence from a cross-country database of policy characteristics and potential uses of that database. While most databases have emphasized either the content of…