Carlos Scartascini is Leader of the IDB Behavioral Economics Group and Principal Technical Leader at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. He is currently focused on expanding the use of behavioral economics at the IDB and leading many field experiments with governments in Latin America and the Caribbean. His current research focuses on the role of messages and methods of communication to affect behavior and demand for public policy. In addition to Behavioral Economics, his areas of expertise include Political Economy and Public Finance. He has published seven books and more than 35 articles in edited volumes and specialized journals. He is Associate Editor of the academic journal Economía. A native of Argentina, Carlos holds a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Economics from George Mason University.
Latest Posts by the Author
- A Walk on the Dark Side: Learning from Corporate Use of Behavioral Economics
- Sports Programs Can Boost Solidarity and Strengthen Societies
- Sports can transform lives if we do it right
- Nudging Latin Americans to Healthier, More Prosperous Lives
- When Politics Distorts Tax Reform
- The Good, Bad and Unexpected of Fiscal Rules
- Behavioral Economics and the Messaging That Works
- How Nobel Ideas Inspired the IDB
- Should Reform Tackle Rules and Institutions Together?
- A Fresh Look at Policymaking in Latin America
- A Simple Nudge is a Better Nudge
- Weak Institutions, Fiery Protests
- Rewards Help Tax Payments Become “Contagious”
- When Government Capacity Creates Economic Options
- Moving Out of the Social Media Bubble to a More Robust Democracy
- Reforming Constitutions: A Pandora’s Box
- Public Information on Vaccines Can Be a Matter of Life and Death
- Behavioral Economics for Better Public Policies
- Chile’s Constitutional Reform: IDB Seminar Aims to Get It Right
- Is Being ‘Smart’ About Taxes Contagious?