Associate Professor of Economics at Warwick University
Lucie Gadenne is an Associate Professor of Economics at Warwick University, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and CEPR Research Affiliate. Lucie's research focuses on public policy in developing countries and in particular on the optimal design of taxes and subsidies, the equity and efficiency effects of taxation in the presence of large informal sectors and the effects of tax capacity on government accountability. Prior to joining Warwick, Lucie was a Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London. Lucie holds a PhD from Paris School of Economics.
Recent work by Lucie Gadenne
While academics and policymakers prefer unconditional cash transfer to the poor, they value in-kind transfers that protect against price fluctuations
Taxes on consumption help governments in developing countries redistribute thanks to the presence of large informal sectors
Taxes affect which domestic suppliers firms choose to trade with in India, leading to less within-country trade and firm growth
The capacity of Brazilian local governments to source tax revenue has a greater impact on education and corruption than external transfers
When local governments in Brazil improve tax collection rather than rely on grants to raise revenues, local officials help citizens, not themselves