Lucie Gadenne

Lucie Gadenne is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Warwick University and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Lucie’s research focuses on public policy in developing countries and in particular on the optimal design of taxes and subsidies, the equity and efficiency effects of taxation in the presence of large informal sectors and the effects of tax capacity on government accountability. Prior to joining Warwick, Lucie was a Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London. Lucie holds a PhD from Paris School of Economics.

Content by Lucie Gadenne
  • Project

    In-kind transfers as insurance

    In-kind transfers have historically been an important way in which countries transfer resources to poorer households – the World Bank estimates that 44% of individuals on social safety net programmes around the world receive in-kind transfers. In recent years, however, there has been increasing interest among academics and policymakers in moving toward unconditional cash...

    24 Nov 2020 | Lucie Gadenne, Sandip Sukhtankar, Monica Singhal

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Do taxes affect firm-to-firm trade? Evidence from India

    Intra-national trade costs are large in developing countries; gains from better integration of supply chains within these countries are potentially substantial. This study considers how the Value Added Tax (VAT) affects intra-national firm-to-firm trade in the state of West Bengal, India. Using rich data on the universe of the 180,000 firms paying taxes in the state...

    8 Jan 2020 | Lucie Gadenne, Tushar Nandi, Roland Rathelot

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Taxation and supplier networks: Evidence from India

    20 Sep 2019 | Lucie Gadenne, Tushar Nandi, Roland Rathelot

  • Project

    Tax policy and firms: Evidence from West Bengal

    Our aim in this project is to investigate How the Value-Added-Tax (VAT) affects firms' compliance and production decisions in a large developing economy. How the tax system affects the overall economic efficiency of production networks, in particular by distorting the quantity and quality of supplier-buyer matches. The impact of a tax reform that lowered...

    3 Nov 2017 | Lucie Gadenne, Tushar Nandi

  • Publication - Project Report

    In-kind transfers as insurance

    5 Oct 2017 | Lucie Gadenne, Sam Norris, Monica Singhal, Sandip Sukhtankar

  • Publication - Project Report

    Local resource mobilisation: Key principles and options for reform

    2 May 2017 | Lucie Gadenne, Andrea Smurra

  • Project

    Price risk and poverty

    A common feature of markets in many developing economies is a lack of integration. Trade across areas may be hindered by high transportation costs, limited information and communication, and policies that create barriers to trade. As a result, there is substantial variation in prices for basic commodities across space, often even within local geographic areas. Lack of...

    14 Mar 2016 | Sandip Sukhtankar, Lucie Gadenne, Monica Singhal

  • Project

    Incidence and efficiency of commodity taxes in developing economies: Evidence from India

    A large literature has examined how government programmes, such as spending on health and education, affect poor households in developing countries. There has been much less research on the impacts of the revenue-generating activities of governments on households. While poor households in developing countries generally fall below income tax thresholds, they are subject to...

    10 Apr 2015 | Monica Singhal, Lucie Gadenne, Sam Norris