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The political economy of legislative overrepresentation in Latin America: a comparative study

Grant number: 10/18812-3
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: March 30, 2011 - July 29, 2011
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science
Principal Investigator:George Avelino Filho
Grantee:George Avelino Filho
Visiting researcher: Jorge Pablo Gordin
Visiting researcher institution: German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Germany
Home Institution: Escola de Economia de São Paulo (EESP). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/03595-7 - Political institutions and public spending: a comparative study of Brazilian states, AP.TEM


This project sets out to explore and explain the fiscal effects of legislative malapportionment in four Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Ecuador, which are the countries with the highest ranking in legislative malapportionment in the region. The proposal spans at least two decades in each country, focusing on the period from 1980s to 2000s. Professor Gordin will be involved in activities of CEPESP/FGV by participating in graduate oral defenses, faculty colloquiums, special events, and providing advice to those graduate students interested in having an international academic experience abroad, especially in Europe. It also provided a course we will combine the theoretical literature on federalism with empirical case studies (Argentina, Brazil, Germany, United States, Switzerland, among others), aiming at exploring some of the most important topics in the study of federalism such as: (1) the theory and practice of federalism, (2) federalism and political institutions and organizations, (3) fiscal federalism, (4) federalism and democracy, (5) federalism and ethnic groups. The visit of Professor Gordin, is scheduled for March 20 to June 20, 2011. (AU)