Dina D. Pomeranz

Dina Pomeranz is an assistant professor at the University of Zurich.

She was formerly an assistant professor at Harvard Business School in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, specialising in public policies towards firms and entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Her research has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review and the Tax Administration Review and has been featured in media outlets including CNN, Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal.

Professor Pomeranz is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), an affiliate professor at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a member of the International Growth Centre (IGC) and of the HBS Social Entreprise Initiative. Besides her academic interests, she serves on the board or advisory board of a number of social enterprise ventures committed to translating research into practice.

Content by Dina D. Pomeranz
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The bigger the better: Using lotteries to identify the allocative efficiency effects of firm size

    Governments around the world provide economic incentives to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are typically favoured in tax and regulatory policy and are often targeted in public procurement and business development programmes. Such policies are based on the belief that SMEs need help to grow out of inefficiently small sizes. Public procurement...

    8 Jan 2020 | Paul Carrillo, Dave Donaldson, Dina D. Pomeranz, Monica Singhal

  • Project

    Liquidity constraints, presumptive taxation, and tax compliance: Experimental evidence from Kenya

    Tax evasion generates significant losses in government revenues and can lead to large distortions in the economy. Evasion is of particular concern in developing countries, where the share of the informal economy is typically larger and the government has limited sources of information. Over the last decade, an increasing number of revenue authorities around the world have...

    26 Jul 2017 | Lorenzo Casaburi, Dina D. Pomeranz

  • Project

    The importance of firm networks: Methods and evidence from transaction-level administrative data

    How does the success or failure of one firm depend on its business linkages to other firms? Questions about firm-to-firm economic interactions are largely open because reliable and representative micro-data on firm transactions is hard to come by. We can shine some light on this problem by relying on a novel administrative data set of firm-to-firm transactions in Ecuador....

    23 Mar 2017 | Paul Carrillo, Dave Donaldson, Dina D. Pomeranz, Monica Singhal

  • Project

    How can developing countries tax multinational firms? Evidence from a large policy reform in Chile

    How to tax multinational companies is one of the most pressing issues that tax policy-makers face globally, particularly in developing countries where a large share of domestic activity involves foreign firms. A body of evidence suggests that multinationals artificially shift a large fraction of their profits to low-tax locales such   as Bermuda and Luxembourg. There is a...

    25 Feb 2016 | Dina D. Pomeranz, Gabriel Zucman