Consumers as Tax Auditors  American Economic Review. Sep 2019, Vol. 109, No. 9: Pages 3031-3072 (Lead Article) – link to published version

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

media coverage: The New York TimesThe EconomistWorld Bank Blog

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


Job Displacement Insurance and (the Lack of) Consumption-Smoothing (with François Gerard). Conditionally Accepted, American Economic Review.

NBER Working Paper No. 25749 version: link

media coverage: Folha de S. Paulo

The Effects of Cash Transfers on Formal Labor Markets: Evidence from Brazil (with François Gerard and Joana Silva)


Two-tier Tax systems and firms: evidence from Brazil (with François Gerard, Arthur Seibold and Bruno Zulian)

Greener on the Other Side? Spatial Discontinuities in Property Tax Rates and their Effects on Tax Morale (with Michael Best, François Gerard, Evan Kresch, and Laura Zoratto)


RCTs as an opportunity to promote interdisciplinary, inclusive, and diverse quantitative development research. World Development. Volume 127, March 2020 (with Sandra Sequeira, Jonathan Weigel and Diana Weinhold)

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.).


Social protection and job displacement in developing countries. IGC Policy Brief. March 2019. (with François Gerard)

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