Lucie Gadenne is a Post-doc at UCL and a Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Her primary fields of interest are public finance, development economics and political economy. Her current work looks at public finance in developing countries from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Her job market paper considers how characteristics of developing countries affect the optimal structure of commodity taxes and uses the model to ask whether India’s current ration shop system is part of the optimal tax mix. Current and future work includes using administrative and survey data from developing countries to analyze firm’s responses to anti-evasion policies, the political economy of local public finances in Brazil, and the study of public delivery mechanisms in high corruption environments.
Lucie holds a PhD from the Paris School of Economics and was a visiting researcher at Harvard University in the summer of 2013.