Since September 2022, I am a Staff economist with the Fiscal Affairs Department at the IMF, with country assignment within the Fund's Western Hemisphere Department.
My primary research interests are in public finance, where I study policy issues in tax compliance and tax evasion with administrative data. I am also interested in the political economy of public goods and public budget dynamics.
In May 2021, I received my Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government (Economics track) from the Economics Department and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. I was then a 2021/2022 Post-Doctoral Fellow in Long-Term Fiscal Policy at the NBER, supported by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
UPCOMING! The ADB and the IEA have selected "Audit Rule Disclosure and Tax Compliance" for their 2022 Innovative Policy Research Award! The award ceremony and presentation will be held at the ADB Annual Meeting on September 27, 9 a.m. Manila time. What an honor!