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How well any government functions hinges on how good citizens are at making their politicians accountable for their actions. Political control of public of®cials depends on two factors. First, free and regular elections allow citizens to discipline politiciansÐ Ðthe credible threat of losing of®ce in the next period compels policy makers to respond to the(More)
  • Marco Ferroni, Mercedes Mateo, Inter-American Development, Mark Payne
  • 2008
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was established in 1975. IFPRI is one of 15 agricultural research centers that receive principal funding from governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations, most of which are members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Notices 1(More)
Third-party information has greatly decreased tax underreporting, but substantial underreporting persists where third-party information is not present. We investigate the preliminary response of businesses filing a Schedule C to the introduction in 2011 of Form 1099-K, which provides the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and taxpayers with information about(More)
I can't even remember how it happened, but I ended up registered for a course in Roman civilization my freshman year, " Jami says. " Right away, I was telling myself 'this is really cool.' I took another Classics course the next semester and I knew for sure that this was what I wanted to do. " Prior to her first summer at the College, she applied to be a(More)
Mark Payne is a consultant and Carlos Losada a specialist in reform of the state in the State and Civil Society Division of the Sustainable Development Department at the Inter-American Development Bank. The opinions expressed in this paper are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Inter-American Development Bank. The(More)
The views and interpretations in this document are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Inter-American Development Bank, or to any individual acting on its behalf. The Research Department (RES) publishes the Latin American Economic Policies Newsletter, as well as working papers and books, on diverse economic issues. To obtain a complete(More)
462 patients presenting with chest pain to a rural district general hospital underwent calcium scoring and pretest clinical risk assessment in order to stratify subsequent investigations and treatment was retrospectively reviewed. The patients were followed up for two years and further investigations and outcomes recorded. Of the 206 patients with zero(More)
The immigration of large numbers of Roma Slovak people to Sheffield over a relatively short period has raised questions around the settling of the new arrivals into the complex social, linguistic and cultural spaces of the diverse city of Sheffield and the ability of settled communities to retain their identities and relative stability. Schools face(More)