Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Augustin Bergeron is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California. He works on topics spanning development economics, public economics, and political economy. His primary research agenda explores the determinants of state capacity and tax capacity in particular. His second agenda focuses on the origins of social ties (e.g., kinship) and beliefs (e.g., effort-suppressing beliefs) and how they affect development. His field work is based in the D.R. Congo, where he helps manage a non-profit survey organization called ODEKA. He graduated from Harvard University in April 2021 with a PhD in Political Economy and Government. He was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford King Center on Global Development.