Research

My research primarily focuses on how misperceptions of inequality shape people’s preferences for redistribution and the impact of tax and transfer policies.

Selected publications and working papers

Why are relatively poor people not more supportive of redistribution? Evidence from a Randomized Survey Experiment across 10 countries (forthcoming at the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy) [Available here]

American Exceptionalism? Differences in the Elasticity of Preferences for Redistribution between the United States and Western Europe (revise and resubmit at the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization) [Available here]

How does Information about Inequality Shape Voting Intentions and Preferences for Redistribution? Evidence from a Randomized Survey Experiment in Indonesia (with reviewers at the Journal of Development Economics ) [Available here]

A False Divide? Correcting Beliefs about Inequality Aligns Preferences for Redistribution Between Right- and Left-Wing Voters (with reviewers at the European Economic Review) [Available here]

Increasing Tax Compliance Without Increasing Revenue: Evidence from Population-Wide Randomized Control Trials in Papua New Guinea (with reviewers at Economic Development and Cultural Change) [Available here]

Taking Financial Access to Remote and Insecure Areas: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial of a Comprehensive Financial Inclusion Program in Papua New Guinea (with reviewers at the Journal of Development Studies) [Available here]