Assistant Professor, University of Zurich
Dina Pomeranz is an Assistant Professor at University of Zurich. Her research focuses on public policies in developing countries, in particular in the areas of taxation and public procurement. Prior to joining the University of Zurich, she was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School, where she taught entrepreneurship for MBA students, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the MIT's Poverty Action Lab. She is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), an affiliate professor at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), a non-resident follow at the Center for Global Development (CGD) and a member of the International Growth Centre (IGC). Besides her academic interests, she also serves on the board or advisory board of a number of social enterprise ventures committed to translating research into practice, including Evidence Action, TamTam-Together Against Malaria and IDinsight.
Recent work by Dina Pomeranz
Fighting a losing battle: The challenges of combatting international profit shifting
Chile’s OECD-aligned tax reform did not shift transfer pricing behaviour or generate additional tax revenues.
Sebastian Bustos Dina Pomeranz Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato José Vila-Belda Gabriel Zucman
Ghosting the tax authority: Fake firms and tax fraud in Ecuador
Ghost firms help real firms evade significant sums in tax, but the tax authority developed an innovative way to recover the revenue from cheating...
How audits can stifle competitive public procurement: Evidence from Chile
Audit design can unintentionally creates incentives for simpler and less competitive procurement processes
Raising money for the state: Lessons on reducing tax evasion from Chile and Ecuador
Value-added tax (VAT) can facilitate tax enforcement by generating paper trails on transactions between firms
Dodging the taxman: Evidence from Ecuador
Tax evasion leads to large losses in government revenue. A recent study explores the limitations of a potential solution, third-party reporting