Brigitte Seim

Brigitte Seim is a scholar of comparative politics, focusing on the political economy of development. Her research agenda examines the relationship between citizens and political officials, with a particular emphasis on revenue collection, service provision, corruption, and accountability.

She obtained her PhD in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego in 2014. She was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project for 2014-2015 and is currently a V-Dem Project Manager. She is currently at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Peter Thacher Grauer Fellow in 2015.

Content by Brigitte Seim
  • Project

    Exploring scalable, efficient innovations to improve tax compliance among MSMEs

    In Zambia, tax compliance rates are very low, especially among the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Concerns have been raised by some MSMEs that the current institutions, modes, and approaches employed in taxing MSMEs are outdated, costly, or otherwise cumbersome. The objective of this research project is to explore the possible barriers to and solutions for...

    25 Sep 2018 | Dan Pemstein, Brigitte Seim, Twivwe Siwale