Sebastián Castillo Ramos


I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Tax Systems Research (FIT), and Helsinki GSE. Also, I am a member of the Welfare and Policy Analysis in Latin America and the Caribbean (WAPLAC)

My principal interests broadly lie in Public Economics. Currently, I'm working on income tax evasion, optimal taxation, and the effect of tax evasion on labor decisions. Also, I'm studying VAT evasion and firms' behavior in a developing country context. 

My primary motivation is inquiring about how the government's instruments can improve some economic distortions and how these instruments could improve social welfare. For a broad discussion of this, please see Interest.

Also, I am keen on the Economics of Education

I got a Ph.D. in economics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an M.A. and B.A. in economics at Universidad Alberto Hurtado.