PhD candidate in Political Economy and Government (Economics Track), Harvard University
Augustin Bergeron is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Economy and Government (Economics track) at Harvard University. His research interests are at the intersection of development economics, public economics, and political economy. His primary research agenda focuses on increasing tax revenue in states with low capacity and how such efforts to build fiscal capacity shape bureaucrats’ performance and citizens’ engagement with the government. His second agenda explores the long-run determinants of in-group preferences, such as family and ethnic bias. His fieldwork is based in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Recent work by Augustin Bergeron
Can low-capacity governments work with local leaders to increase tax revenues? Evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo
City chiefs collecting taxes in Kananga, DRC, outperformed state agents thanks to their superior local information about potential taxpayers