May 2021
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Perilla, Sergio;Vlaicu, Razvan
This paper examines new data on public sector employees from 18 Latin American countries to shed light on the role of trust in the performance of government agencies. We developed an original survey…
May 2017
Author(s): Guarata, Nora;Pagliacci, Carolina
This paper examines how financial fluctuations and macroeconomic stability interact in the case of Venezuela, acknowledging that financial conditions deteriorating the macroeconomic environment can…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Chirinos-Leañez, Ana María;Pagliacci, Carolina
This paper evaluates whether fiscal and foreign exchange policy shocks canexplain both credit and credit supply in Venezuela. Empirical evidence suggests that between 65 and 90 percent of credit…
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…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne;Robles, Marcos
Social Pulse describes the trends in a comprehensive set of key social indicators and highlight findings that warrant attention by policymakers. The report includes information from 22 countries of…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne;Robles, Marcos
Pulso social describe las tendencias de un conjunto amplio de indicadores sociales clave e identifica los cambios de estos indicadores que merecen la atención de los responsables de las políticas. El…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne;Robles, Marcos
Pulso Social descreve as tendências em um conjunto abrangente de indicadores sociais e destaca as principais conclusões que merecem atenção por policymakers. O relatório inclui informações de 22…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Ruiz, José Juan;Muratori, Umberto;Llopis, Jimena;Izquierdo, Alejandro
The Priorities for Productivity and Income(PPIs) database provides indicators used in estimations covering the period 2000-2012 (in their original version and their normalized version), as well as a…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Candelo, Natalia
Database from the Research Department on Social Exclusion and Experiments in Six Cities of Latin America
Aug 2012
Author(s): Ríos, Germán;Ortega, Federico;Scrofina, J. Sebastián
This paper analyzes the high fiscal dependence of Venezuelan states and municipalities on the central government and the political economy process embedded in the interaction between the central…
May 2011
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.
The existence of populist regimes led by outsiders is not new in history. In this paper a simple framework is presented that shows how and why a populist outsider can be elected to office, and under…
Jan 2011
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Spiller, Pablo T.;Stein, Ernesto H.;Tommasi, Mariano;Alston, Lee J.;Melo, Marcus André;Mueller, Bernardo;Pereira, Carlos;Aninat, Cristóbal;Londregan, John;Navia, Patricio;Vial, Joaquín;Cárdenas, Mauricio;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
¿Qué determina la capacidad de los países para diseñar, aprobar e implementar políticas públicas efectivas? Para abordar esta pregunta, este libro analiza el proceso de formulación de políticas en…
Feb 2009
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This presentation was prepared for an IDB Seminar titled "Brainstorming Session: The Political Economy of Productivity: Actors, Arenas, and Policymaking," held on February 6th, 2009. This…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Stein, Ernesto H.;Abuelafia, Emmanuel;Berensztein, Sergio;Braun, Miguel;Di Gresia, Luciano;Alston, Lee J.;Melo, Marcus André;Mueller, Bernardo;Pereira, Carlos;Cárdenas, Mauricio;Mejía, Carolina;Olivera, Mauricio;Mejía Acosta, Andrés;Albornoz, Vicente;Araujo, María Caridad;Molinas, José R.;Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal;Carranza, Luis;Chávez, Jorge F.;Valderrama, José;Moraes, Juan Andrés;Chasquetti, Daniel;Bergara, Mario;Puente, José Manuel;Daza, Abelardo;Ríos, Germán;Rodríguez, Alesia;Hallerberg, Mark
This book presents a new framework for analyzing the political economy of budget processes in Latin America that is based on the following premises: i) the budget process must be considered as part…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Stein, Ernesto H.;Abuelafia, Emmanuel;Berensztein, Sergio;Braun, Miguel;Di Gresia, Luciano;Alston, Lee J.;Melo, Marcus André;Mueller, Bernardo;Pereira, Carlos;Cárdenas, Mauricio;Mejía, Carolina;Olivera, Mauricio;Mejía Acosta, Andrés;Albornoz, Vicente;Araujo, María Caridad;Molinas, José R.;Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal;Carranza, Luis;Chávez, Jorge F.;Valderrama, José;Moraes, Juan Andrés;Chasquetti, Daniel;Bergara, Mario;Puente, José Manuel;Daza, Abelardo;Ríos, Germán;Rodríguez, Alesia;Hallerberg, Mark
Este libro presenta un nuevo marco para el análisis de la economía política de los procesos presupuestarios en América Latina, que se basa en las siguientes premisas: i) el proceso presupuestario…
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…
Jan 2007
Author(s): Bebczuk, Ricardo N.;Da Silva, André L. Carvalhal;Chong, Alberto E.;Cruces, Juan José;Garay, Urbi;González, Maximiliano;Gutiérrez, Luis H.;Kawamura, Enrique;Leal, Ricardo P. C.;Lefort, Fernando;López-de-Silanes, Florencio;Pombo, Carlos;Walker, Eduardo
'Investor Protection and Corporate Governance' analyzes the impact of corporate governance on firm performance and valuation. Using unique datasets gathered at the firm-level--the first…
Jan 2006
Author(s): Monaldi, Francisco;González de Pacheco, Rosa Amelia;Obuchi, Richard;Penfold, Michael
This case study of Venezuela's democratic institution and policymaking processes is part of the broader regional project based on the theoretical framework developed by Spiller, Stein and…
Jan 2005
Author(s): Murillo, Maria Victoria;Urízar H., Carmen;Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime;Menezes-Filho, Naercio Aquino;Ravina, Renato;Fachola, Gabriela;Sanguinetti, Juan;Pazello, Elaine;Kuhn, Peter;Lée, Sigfrido;Cassoni, Adriana;Torero, Máximo;Zegarra, Eduardo;Márquez, Gustavo;Ronconi, Lucas;Zylberstajn, Helio;Tommasi, Mariano;Labadie, Gastón J.;Chahad, Jose Paulo;Johnson, Susan
The subject of labor unions in Latin America provokes a variety of diverse and strongly held views. While some see unions as a way to protect workers' rights and ensure an equitable…
Dec 2004
Author(s): Márquez, Gustavo;Ruiz-Tagle V., Cristóbal
In this study, the authors use a newly developed panel data set for Venezuela in the period between 1994 and 2002 to analyze three basic questions. The first relates to the influence of personal…