Publications: Articles in Journals

Refereed Journal Articles

"State Capacity and the Quality of Policies. Revisiting the Relationship Between Openness and the Size of the Government" (w/ M.Franco Chuaire, and M. Tommasi). Economics and Politics 29(2): 133-156. July 2017.

"Explaining Changes in Tax Burdens in Latin America: Do Politics Trump Economics?" (w/ M. Hallerberg). European Journal of Political Economy 48: 162-179. July 2017.

"On the Institutionalization of Congress(es) in Latin America and Beyond" (w/V. Palanza and M. Tommasi). Legislative Studies Quarterly 41(1): 7-34. February 2016.

"Tax Reforms in Latin America" (w/D. Focanti and M. Hallerberg). Latin American Research Review51(1): 132-158. 2016.

"When Do Governments Improve Fiscal Institutions? Lessons from Financial Crisis and Fiscal Reform in Latin America" (w/M. Hallerberg). Economia 16(1): 41-76. Fall 2015.

"Tax Compliance and Enforcement in the Pampas. Evidence from a Field Experiment" (w/L. Castro). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 116: 65–82. August 2015.

"Does Energy Consumption Respond to Price Shocks? Evidence from a Regression-Discontinuity Design" (w/P. Bastos, L. Castro, and J. Cristia). The Journal of Industrial Economics 63(2): 249–278, June 2015.

"Are We All Playing the Same Game? The Economic Effects of Constitutions Depend on the Degree of Institutionalization" (w/G. Caruso and M. Tommasi) European Journal of Political Economy 38: 212–228. June 2015.

"The Economic Effects of Constitutions: Do Budget Institutions Make Forms of Government More Alike?" (w/M. Ardanaz). Constitutional Political Economy 25(3): 301-329. September 2014.

"Veto Players and Policy Adaptability. An Intertemporal Perspective" (w/E. Stein and M. Tommasi). Journal of Theoretical Politics 26(2): 222–248. April 2014.

"The Presidency and the Executive Branch in Latin America: What We Know and What We Need to Know" (w/A. Bonvecchi). Latin American Politics and Society 56 (1):144–165. Spring 2014.

“Inequality and Personal Income Taxation: The Origins and Effects of Legislative Malapportionment” (w/M. Ardanaz). Comparative Political Studies 46(12): 1636-1663. December 2013.

“Political Institutions, Intertemporal Cooperation, and the Quality of Policies” (w/E. Stein and M. Tommasi). Journal of Applied Economics16(1): 1-32. May 2013.

“The Making of Policy: Institutionalized or Not?” (w/M. Tommasi). American Journal of Political Science 56(4): 787-801. October 2012.

“The Politics of Financial Development: The Role of Interest Groups and Government Capabilities” (w/O. Becerra, and E. Cavallo). Journal of Banking and Finance 36(3): 626–643. March 2012.

“Political Institutions and Street Protests in Latin America” (w/F. Machado and M. Tommasi). Journal of Conflict Resolution 55(3): 340-365. June 2011.