Gabriel Tourek

Gabriel Tourek is a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and J-PAL working with the Digital Identification and Finance Initiative. His research focusses on political economy and public economics, and market and behavioural frictions that constrain firms’ decision-making and growth.

Content by Gabriel Tourek
  • Project

    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