The Political Economy of Productivity in Argentina: Interpretation and Illustration
Santiago Urbiztondo (),
Cynthia Moskovits and
No 1119, IDB Publications (Working Papers) from Inter-American Development Bank
This paper examines how the main characteristics of Argentinas policymaking process (PMP) affect the productivity of its economy using the conceptual framework presented in Murillo, Scartascini and Tommasi (2008), Stein et al. (2008), Spiller and Tommasi (2007), and IDB (2005). First, the paper complements existing descriptions of the PMP by considering private agents and elaborating on structural characteristics possibly conducive to policymaking instability. Second, the paper illustrates the (negative) impact of Argentinas low-quality and myopic PMP equilibrium on productivity by examining two key areas: provision of infrastructure services and agricultural policy. Finally, the paper explores the PMP at the local level of government (municipalities and local communities), finding that it mimics the flaws observed at the federal level.
Keywords: IDB-WP-102 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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