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– Evidence from Argentina’s tax amnesties
Juliana Londoño-Vélez, Dario Tortarolo - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper studies the effectiveness of tax amnesties and their impacts on capital taxation and public spending. We leverage rich policy variation from Argentina, where left- and right-wing governments implemented multiple programmes and achieved varying success. After numerous failed...

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– On the role of legibility in tax state development
Matthias vom Hau, José Peres-Cajías, Hillel David Soifer - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper combines cross-national statistical analysis and in-depth historical case studies of Argentina and Chile to explore the relationship between two crucial dimensions of state capacity. We show that information capacity contributes to the development of fiscal capacity. States require...

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– Implications for employment and inequality in Argentina, 2003–19
Roxana Maurizio, Ana Paula Monsalvo - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

The aim of this paper is to identify the scope and patterns of the structural transformation as evidenced by changes in occupations and their task content, and their impact on employment, earnings and income distribution in Argentina during the new millennium. Results show that the changes in...

Gary S. Fields, Guillermo Cruces, David Jaume, Mariana Viollaz - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Some questions have been present since the very first days of development economics but have gained increased attention in recent years: Has economic growth resulted in gains in standards of living and reductions in poverty via improved labor market conditions? How do the rate and character of...

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Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, Mariana Viollaz - Oxford University Press, 2017

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. This book examines the links between economic growth, changing employment...

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– Argentina country study
Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, Mariana Viollaz - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Argentina experienced a decline in the early years of the 2000s, from 2000 to 2002, in GDP and in most labour market indicators, followed by improvements in nearly all of them, tracing out a U-shaped pattern. The international crisis of 2008 impacted negatively only on the unemployment rate and...

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Rocio Garcia-Diaz, Daniel Prudencio - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Understanding chronic poverty and its evolution is complex given the amount of information involved. This paper proposes a new approach to analysing the evolution of chronic poverty in a multivariate setting using a Shapley decomposition of a multidimensional chronic poverty measure proposed by...

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– Assessing the Impact on Housing Improvements and Health
Cynthia Goytia, Ricardo Pasquini, Pablo Sanguinetti - , 2012
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Sebastian Galiani, Ernesto Schargrodsky - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

We study the effects of titles on parcel valuation and urban land market development (real estate transfers, rentals, and mortgages), and the dynamics of deregularization by exploiting a natural experiment in the allocation of land titles to very poor families in a suburban area of Buenos Aires,...

Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

Tony Addison A visit to Buenos Aires in September provided a good vantage point to look at the euro zone’s deepening crisis. Angle readers will recall that Argentina went through a painful adjustment process some ten years ago. This culminated in the peso being forced off its peg to the...

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– Impact on Housing Improvements and Health
Cynthia Goytia, Ricardo Pasquini, Pablo Sanguinetti - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

This study examines the programme Redes Solidarias, a public-private initiative that connected to natural pipelined gas 4,000 households in the Great Buenos Aires Area during 2005. The main features of the institutional framework are described and the main results of an impact estimation analysis...

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– Lessons from the Role of the Urban Sector in Argentina
Michael Cohen - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

International narratives on Argentina’s recovery from the crisis of 2001-02 tend to emphasize the role of rising commodity prices and growing demand from China. Argentina is said to have been ‘lucky’, saved by global demand for its agricultural exports. The international narrative...

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Alice H. Amsden - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

An elite derives its status from its relationship to property, whether physical or human capital. While stable property rights are necessary for everyday business, unstable property rights that result in major institutional changes (such as land reform) may have a positive impact on economic...

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