Ali Abbas

Ali Abbas is a PhD candidate in Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He will be joining the International Monetary Fund’s Economist Program (EP) from September 2021.

His areas of expertise are public finance and development economics. He studies the responsiveness of taxpayers to tax policy, and research the distributional and revenue effects of evolving income tax and property tax regimes, both in the United States and in developing country contexts.

Content by Ali Abbas
  • Project

    Urban property tax reform in Punjab

    The Punjab Government is considering reforming its property tax valuation system and is analysing the impact of potentially shifting from the ARV-based system of property valuation to a capital value-based valuation system. Specifically, the government requires support in understanding the distributional and revenue consequences of this shift. Amongst the levers of tax...

    4 Jun 2021 | Ali Abbas, Ali Cheema