Job Displacement Insurance and (the Lack of) Consumption-Smoothing (with François Gerard). American Economic Review111 (3): 899-942, 2021 – link to published version. Web Appendix

                       NBER Working Paper No. 25749 version: link

                      media coverage: Folha de S. Paulo, VoxDev

Consumers as Tax Auditors  American Economic Review, 109(9): Pages 3031-3072, 2019 (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


Cash Transfers and the Local Economy: Evidence from Brazil (with François Gerard and Joana Silva) – Revise & Resubmit at Econometrica

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)


Sanitation and Property Tax Compliance: Analyzing the Social Contract in Brazil,  Journal of Development Economics. Volume 160, January 2023 (with Evan Plous Kresch, Mark Walker, Michael Best & François Gerard). SI: Empirical Studies on Sanitation and Development. 

                    media coverage: Nature Water

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). SI: Symposium on Development and Poverty Alleviation.


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)