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Selective control : the political economy of censorship (English)

In recent years, alongside democratic backsliding and security threats, censorship is increasingly used by governments and other societal actors to control the media. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8556 AUG 16, 2018

Corduneanu Huci,Cristina; Hamilton,Alexander James Disclosed

Can we measure the power of the grabbing hand? : a comparative analysis of different indicators of corruption (English)

Sustainable Development Goal 16 is explicitly committed to measuring aspects of corruption over time, and the identification of robust indicators to do so is an important endeavor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8299 JAN 09, 2018

Hamilton,Alexander James; Hammer,Craig Disclosed

Data-driven decision making in fragile contexts : evidence from Sudan (English)

Data deficiencies contribute to state fragility and exacerbate fragile states’ already limited capacity to provide basic services, public security and rule of law. ... See More +

Publication 115407 MAY 31, 2017

Hamilton,Alexander James; Hammer,Craig Disclosed

Small is beautiful, at least in high-income democracies: the distribution of policy-making responsibility, electoral accountability, and incentives for rent extraction (English)

Why is there significant variation in rent extraction among high-income democracies? A large number of political economy investigations into this research question have found that a long period of democratic rule and high per capita income are associated with less rent extraction among public policy-makers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6305 JAN 01, 2013

Hamilton, Alexander Disclosed

Understanding policy change : how to apply political economy concepts in practice (English)

How does the social and political context in which decision-makers find themselves in affect their ability to realize their reform goals? How does this context facilitate or inhibit specific reform agendas and projects? ... See More +

Publication 73825 NOV 09, 2012

Corduneanu-Huci, Cristina; Hamilton, Alexander; Ferrer, Issel Masses Disclosed

The political economy of healthcare litigation : model and empirical application to Uruguay (English)

The political economy of health care is complex, as stakeholders have conflicting preferences over efficiency and equity. This paper formally models the preferences of consumer and producer groups involved in priority setting and judicialization in public health care. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5821 SEP 01, 2011

Corduneanu-Huci, Cristina; Hamilton, Alexander; Masses-Ferrer, Issel Disclosed