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Brazil and Ecuador: Similar institutions, but different policy outcomes

Brazil and Ecuador have similar electoral, partisan and presidential institutions, but they produce very different policy outcomes.  Brazil does better at responding to shocks and maintaining stability, while Ecuador is prone to deadlock or erratic policy changes.  What explains this different in performance?  In the current issue of Governance, Carlos Pereira and Andres Mejia Acosta identify other critical variables, such as those affecting the ability of policymakers to make credible long-term political deals. Read the article: Policymaking in Multiparty Presidential Regimes: A Comparison Between Brazil and Ecuador.

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November 15, 2010 at 1:00 am

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