Research

Publications

“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, Accepted
[Slides]

“VAT Notches, Voluntary Registration, and Bunching: Theory and UK Evidence”
with Li LiuBen Lockwood and Eddy Tam 
Review of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming [link to journal]
[Slides]  [Non-technical summary]

“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

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
[Abstract]  [Manuscript]  [Non-technical summary]  [Online appendix]
Media: The EconomistEl PaísNada es Gratis (twice), Ahora Semanal, 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. 62, April 2010, p. 219–265
[Non-technical summary]
Media: Paul Krugman (NYTimes: 2010, 2011, 2012), Martin Wolf (FT blog)

Working Papers

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

“Strategic or Confused Firms? Evidence from “Missing” Transactions in Uganda”
with Jonas Hjort, Justine Knebelmann and Lin Tian
[Slides

“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 Jonas Hjort, Justine Knebelmann and Lin Tian (Ongoing RCT)

“Bunching vs. Diff-in-Diff”
with Michael Best