Post-Doctoral Fellow, Stanford King Center on Global Development
Augustin Bergeron is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Stanford King Center on Global Development. In Fall 2022, he will join the University of Southern California (USC) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics. 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 (especially kinship) and their effects on development. His field work is based in the D.R. Congo, where he helps manage a non-profit survey organization called ODEKA. He received a PhD in Political Economy and Government at Harvard in 2021.
Recent work by Augustin Bergeron
Improving state effectiveness through bureaucrat assignment: Evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Optimising the assignment of tax collectors significantly increases tax revenue and compliance at little or no added cost
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