Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89126
Authors: 
Urbiztondo, Santiago
Cristini, Marcela
Moskovitz, Cynthia
Saiegh, Sebastian
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-102
Abstract: 
This paper examines how the main characteristics of Argentina’s policymaking process (PMP) affect the productivity of its economy using the conceptual framework presented in Murillo, Scartascini and Tommasi (2008), Stein et al. (2008), Spiller and Tommasi (2007), and IDB (2005). First, the paper complements existing descriptions of the PMP by considering private agents and elaborating on structural characteristics possibly conducive to policymaking instability. Second, the paper illustrates the (negative) impact of Argentina’s lowquality and myopic PMP equilibrium on productivity by examining two key areas: provision of infrastructure services and agricultural policy. Finally, the paper explores the PMP at the local level of government (municipalities and local communities), finding that it mimics the flaws observed at the federal level.
Subjects: 
Political economy
Productivity
Argentina
JEL: 
P16
O43
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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