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), NBER Working Paper No. 25749. (Revise & Resubmit, American Economic Review)

media coverage: Folha de S. Paulo


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

Welfare Programs and Formal Labor Markets in Middle-Income Countries: Evidence from Conditional Cash Transfer in Brazil (with François Gerard and Joana Silva)

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)


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)