Research

WORKING PAPERS

Consumers as Tax Auditors  (Forthcoming, 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 New York TimesThe EconomistWorld Bank Blog

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

SELECTED WORK IN PROGRESS

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)

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)