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Bottom-up accountability and public service provision: evidence from a field experiment in Brazil
Does grassroots participation improve public service delivery? We study the e ect of a mobile phone application that allows citizens to monitor school construction projects in Brazilian municipalities. The app provides a ...
Legislature size and welfare: evidence from Brazil
What is the effect of legislature size on public service provision? While the literature relates legislature size to representation and government expenditure, its implications for welfare remain understudied. In this ...
Investment capacity and the electoral marketplace: evidence from Brazil
The importance of money in elections is a hallmark of contemporary democracies. In this paper, we study how investment capacity, defined as the resources remaining after the municipality perform the mandatory expenditures, ...
Electoral systems, competition, and incentives for corruption
What is the effect of electoral rules on political corruption? While the influence of electoral systems on accountability and representation has been widely studied, the link between electoral systems and corruption remains ...
Openness, international champions, and the internationalization of Multilatinas
(Elsevier Science Inc, 2017-06)
In the 1990s Latin American countries abandoned their policies of import-substituting industrialization carried out through fully-owned state enterprises (SOEs). They opened their economies to international competition and ...
Consumers’ inflation expectations in Brazil
This paper investigates what are the main components of consumer’s inflation expectations. We combine the FGV’s Consumer Survey with the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) indices on inflation (IPCA and ...