Carlos Scartascini is Principal Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. His areas of expertise include Political Economy and Public Finance. His current research focuses on uncovering the determinants of tax compliance in Latin America (through the use of natural and field experiments), explaining the political economy of tax reforms, and understanding and measuring the process of government capacity accumulation. He is Associate Editor of the academic journal Economía. A native of Argentina, Dr. Scartascini holds a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Economics from George Mason University.
Latest Posts by the Author
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- 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?
- Fighting Zika: The Need for Sustained But Flexible Messaging
- A Sharp New Light on Political Institutions