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 Schemes and Consumption: evidence from Brazil (with François Gerard).

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

Who Chooses to Sell to the Government? Screening and Barriers to Entry in Brazilian Public Procurement (with Michael Best, Evan Kresch, Alexandre de Oliveira & Laura Zoratto)

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 Policy Brief. May 2018. (with François Gerard)