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El tamaño importa: la estructura vertical de gobierno y la gestión del gasto público local
Una gran cantidad de países alrededor del mundo presentan estructuras verticales de gobierno percibidas como ineficientes debido a un alto nivel de fragmentación jurisdiccional. La respuesta común a este diagnostico ha ...
Local governments' capacity and performance: evidence from peruvian municipalities
This paper explores the extent of technical capacity constraints in Peruvian local governments. To do that, we study how effective municipalities are in using a significant income windfall due to central government transfers ...
Government transparency and political clientelism: Evidence from randomized anti-corruption audits in Brazil
Political clientelism is considered a fundamental reason why politicians are not accountable and responsive to their constituencies. In this working paper, we study whether transparency initiatives – more specifically, ...
Bureaucratic turnover across levels of government
The incidence of patronage can vary widely across levels of gov ernment within a country. We show this in the context of Brazil, which has been the focus of most recent research on patronage. In particular, we find that ...