Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Warwick
I am an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and a Research Affiliate at the CEPR and the IGC.
My research focuses on public policy in developing countries and in particular on the optimal design of taxes and subsidies, the equity and efficiency effects of taxation in the presence of large informal sectors and the effects of tax capacity on government accountability.
Please follow these links for my CV and for a detailed list of my publications and working papers (including data, replication files and Working Paper versions of published articles).
Tax Revenues and the Fiscal Cost of Trade Liberalization, 1792-2006 , 2018, Explorations in Economic History (with J. Cage).
Tax Me, But Spend Wisely? Sources of Public Finance and Government Accountability, 2017, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
A Tale of Procyclicality, Aid Flows and Debt : Government Spending in Sub-Saharan Africa , 2011, Journal of African Economies (with V. Lledo and I. Yackovlev).
Can Rationing Increase Welfare? Theory and an Application to India's Ration Shop System, Revise and Resubmit, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. CEPR Working Paper 13080.