Research

WORKING PAPERS

Consumers as Tax Auditors  (Revise and Resubmit, American Economic Review)

awards: Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award – Public Sector EconomicsPeggy and Richard Musgrave Award Young Scholar Prize – Research on Business Taxation, Oxford University

media coverage: The EconomistWorld Bank Blog and Bloomberg Business Week

SELECTED WORK IN PROGRESS

Job Displacement Insurance and Consumption: evidence from Brazil (with François Gerard).

Tax systems and inter-firm trade: evidence from Brazil (with François Gerard and Arthur Seibold)

PUBLICATIONS

Institutional Development and Colonial Heritage within Brazil. The Journal of Economic History. 2012; 72(2): 393-422 (with Soares R. and Assunção J.).

media coverage: Salon and Marginal Revolution

BOOK CHAPTERS

Type of colonisation and Latin American development. In: Michalopoulos, Stelios and Elias Papaioannou (eds.), The Long Economic Shadow of History, Vol 3, CEPR VOX E-book, 2017.

Understanding High Crime Rates in Latin America: The Role of Social and Policy Factors. In: Tella RD, Edwards and S, Ernesto Schargrodsky (eds.) The Economics of Crime: Lessons for and from Latin America. Vol. 0-226-15374-6 . University of Chicago Press; 2010. p. 19 – 55 (with Soares, R.).

POLICY ARTICLES

Value Added Tax in developing countries: Lessons from recent research. IGC Growth Brief. June 2018. (with François Gerard)