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Un Enfoque Intertemporal Interactions and Policy Adaptability: How Do Political Institutions Work?

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  • Carlos Scartascini

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  • Mariano Tommasi
  • Ernesto H. Stein

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La teoría del "jugador con poder de veto" sostiene que un mayor número de jugadores con poder de veto disminuye las probabilidades de cambio; por su parte, las políticas estables ayudan a mantener los compromisos pero pueden limitar la capacidad de adaptación ante circunstancias cambiantes. Este estudio cuestiona esta aserción, argumentando que la estabilidad de las políticas no significa necesariamente una menor adaptabilidad de las mismas. Si la formulación de políticas se realiza a través del tiempo con actores que interactúan repetidamente, un mayor número de políticas de cooperación puede llegar a lograr ambos objetivos a la vez, y un mayor número de actores con poder de veto pudiera inclusive favorecer la cooperación a través del tiempo. El estudio presenta una formalización simple del argumento y cierta evidencia empírica de diversos países.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 4594.

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