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    • Criminal Recidivism after Prison and Electronic Monitoring 

      Di Tella, Rafael M.; Schargrodsky, Ernesto (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
      We study criminal recidivism in Argentina by focusing on the re-arrest rates of two groups: individuals released from prison and individuals released from electronic monitoring. Detainees are randomly assigned to judges, ...
    • Fairness and Redistribution: Comment 

      Di Tella, Rafael M.; Dubra, Juan (American Economic Association, 2013)
      In an influential paper, Alesina and Angeletos (2005)—henceforth, AA—argued that a preference for fairness could lead two identical societies to choose different economic systems. In particular, two equilibria might arise: ...
    • Government Advertising and Media Coverage of Corruption Scandals 

      Di Tella, Rafael M.; Franceschelli, Ignacio (American Economic Association, 2011)
      We construct measures of the extent to which the four main newspapers in Argentina report government corruption in their front page during the period 1998-2007 and correlate them with government advertising. The correlation ...
    • Meet the Oligarchs: Business Legitimacy, State Capacity and Taxation 

      Di Tella, Rafael M.; Dubra, Juan; Lagomarsino, Alejandro Luis (2017-03-22)
      We analyze the role of people’s beliefs about the rich in the determination of public policy in the context of a randomized online survey experiment. A question we study is the desirability of government-private sector ...
    • Populism and the Return of the “Paranoid Style”: Some Evidence and a Simple Model of Demand for Incompetence as Insurance against Elite Betrayal 

      Di Tella, Rafael M.; Rotemberg, Julio J. (2017-01-20)
      We present a simple model of populism as the rejection of “disloyal” leaders. We show that adding the assumption that people are worse off when they experience low income as a result of leader betrayal (than when it is the ...