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    • Bottom-up accountability and public service provision: evidence from a field experiment in Brazil 

      Freire, Danilo; Galdino, Manoel; Mignozzetti, Umberto G.
      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 ...
    • Electoral systems, competition, and incentives for corruption 

      Mignozzetti, Umberto G.
      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 ...
    • Institutional determinants of democratic survival 

      Mignozzetti, Umberto G.
      How institutions influence the survival of democracies? In this paper, I consider a model of democracy that incorporates institutional features in the classical income redistribution models. The article starts with a ...
    • Investment capacity and the electoral marketplace: evidence from Brazil 

      Araújo, Victor; Izumi, Maurício; Limongi Neto, Fernando Papaterra; Mignozzetti, Umberto G.
      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, ...
    • Latin American elites favor polycentric governance in climate change agreements 

      Freire, Danilo; Mignozzetti, Umberto G.; Skarbek, David
      Scholars and policy-makers generally assume that climate change mitigation requires global scale governance. However, the international provision of public goods is particularly susceptible to free riders and poor monitoring. ...
    • Legislature size and welfare: evidence from Brazil 

      Mignozzetti, Umberto G.; Cepaluni, Gabriel
      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 ...