Aug 2014
Author(s): Franco, Maria;Scartascini, Carlos;Tommasi, Mariano
The literature has identified that countries with higher levels of openness tend to present a larger government sector as a way to reduce the risks to the economy that openness entails. This paper…
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…
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.…
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 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…
Aug 2008
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Stein, Ernesto H.;Tommasi, Mariano
Veto player theory argues that a higher number of veto players lowers the likelihood of change; in turn, policies that do not change help to sustain commitments but may prevent adaptation to changing…