Research

Publications

“Venting Out: Exports During a Domestic Slump” 
with Pol Antràs, David Lopez-Rodriguez and Eduardo Morales
American Economic Review, forthcoming
[Slides] [Manuscript] [Online appendix] [Non-technical summary
Media: El País, Wall Street Journal (blog), VoxEU column

“VAT Notches, Voluntary Registration, and Bunching: Theory and UK Evidence”
with Li LiuBen Lockwood and Eddy Tam 
Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 103(1), March 2021, p. 151-164
[Slides] [Manuscript] [Online appendix] [Non-technical summary]

“More Giving or More Givers? The Effects of Tax Incentives on Charitable Donations in the UK”
with Irem GuceriBen Lockwood and Kim Scharf 
Journal of Public Economics, vol. 183, March 2020, 104114
[Slides] [Manuscript] [Online appendix]

“The Elasticity of Taxable Income in Spain: 1999-2014”
with David Lopez-Rodriguez
SERIEs – Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, vol. 10 (3), Nov 2019, p. 281-320
[Slides] [Online appendix]

Expanding Access to Administrative Data: The Case of Tax Authorities in Finland and UK
with Jarkko Harju, Kaisa Kotakorpi, Janne Tukiainen and Jouko Verho
International Tax and Public Financevol. 26 (3), June 2019, p. 661-676

“Under the Radar: The Effects of Monitoring Firms on Tax Compliance”
with David Lopez-Rodriguez
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol. 10 (1), Feb 2018, p. 1-38
[Slides] [Manuscript] [Online appendix] [Non-technical summary]  
Media: The EconomistEl PaísNada es Gratis (twice), Ahora Semanal
Awards: IIPF Young Economists Award 2015, Vanguardia de la Ciencia Award 2019 (shortlisted)

“Are Men and Women-Economists Equally Distributed Across Research Fields? Some New Empirical Evidence”
with Juan J. Dolado and Florentino Felgueroso
SERIEs – Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, vol. 3 (3), Sep 2012, p. 367-393
Media: Nada es Gratis

“From Great Depression to Great Credit Crisis: Similarities, Differences, and Lessons”
with Agustín Bénétrix, Barry Eichengreen, Kevin O’Rourke, and Gisela Rua
Economic Policy, vol. 25 (62), April 2010, p. 219–265
[Manuscript] [Non-technical summary (VoxEU)] 
Media: Paul Krugman (NYTimes: 2010, 2011, 2012), Martin Wolf (FT blog)

Working Papers

“Strategic or Confused Firms? Evidence from “Missing” Transactions in Uganda” [July 2021 version]
with Jonas Hjort, Justine Knebelmann and Lin Tian
[Slides] [Online appendix]
(Revised & Resubmitted to Review of Economics and Statistics)

“Points to Save Lives: Traffic Enforcement Policies and Road Fatalities”
with Gonzalo Gaete

Work in Progress

“Information, Fiscal Capacity and Tax Compliance: An Experimental Evaluation”
with David J. Henning, Justine Knebelmann and Lin Tian

“The Value-Added Tax: Theory and Practice”
with Anne Brockmeyer, Giulia Mascagni, Vedanth Nair and Mazhar Waseem