Augustin Bergeron

Augustin Bergeron is a PhD candidate in Political Economy and Government (Economics Track) at Harvard University. His research interests are in development economics, with intersecting interests in public economics and political economy.

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    Formalizing informal taxation: Evidence from the D.R. Congo

    Informal taxation, which often involves contributing labour toward local public goods provision, is a frequently overlooked source of local public finance in developing countries. However, in most countries the incidence of informal taxation is regressive: poor households often contribute more work hours than better-off households, and at times the most disadvantaged...

    22 Jan 2021 | Augustin Bergeron, Gabriel Tourek, Jonathan Weigel