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dc.contributor.authorScartascini, Carlosen_US
dc.contributor.authorStein, Ernestoen_US
dc.contributor.authorTommasi, Marianoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-18T11:48:48Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-18T11:48:48Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51526-
dc.description.abstractThis 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 policies (e.g., size of government deficits) or countries' formal institutions (e.g., political regime, electoral system), the variables in this database reflect the policymaking capabilities of different polities. The paper attempts to explain these policy characteristics as depending on the workings of political institutions, using a logic emphasizing intertemporal political compromise. The paper also contrasts this logic with alternatives such as the veto players approach. The paper concludes by suggesting the use of these policy characteristics or state capabilities as explanatory variables for the effectiveness of public spending in various social areas.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInter-American Development Bank, Research Dep. Washington, DCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 661en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.jelD78en_US
dc.subject.jelH10en_US
dc.subject.jelH50en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPolitical institutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordPublic policiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordGovernment capabilitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordVeto playersen_US
dc.subject.keywordIntertemporal cooperationen_US
dc.subject.keywordDevelopmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordHuman Development Indexen_US
dc.subject.keywordPublic expendituresen_US
dc.subject.keywordPolicy indexen_US
dc.subject.keywordAdaptabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordStabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordJudicial independenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordParty institutionalizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordCongress capabilitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordCabinet stabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordDatabaseen_US
dc.titlePolitical institutions, state capabilities and public policy: International evidenceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn589979574en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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