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.
Updates: Take a chance to read the April 2023 IMF Fiscal Monitor "On the Path to Policy Normalization", where our FAD team explores the role of fiscal policy in addressing inflation and fiscal consolidation while supporting the vulnerable. For emerging markets and developing economies, the fiscal strategy requires a fresh look at mobilizing domestic revenues through tax reforms.
The ADB and the IEA have selected "Audit Rule Disclosure and Tax Compliance", joint with Matteo Paradisi, for their 2022 Innovative Policy Research Award. Come see a presentation of our work at the Workshop on the Economics of Taxation at the Universitat de Barcelona on May 31, 2023!