Jonathan Weigel

Jonathan Weigel is an assistant professor in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics, and an affiliate of STICERD, CEPR, and EGAP. His research explores the role of state capacity in development with a focus on taxation.

Content by Jonathan Weigel
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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