Day 1: Research session – State (Political economy – Challenging environments)

State capacity: Taxation, service provision and preferences

Presenting research and discussing state capacity to raise revenues, provide public goods, and affect the preferences and attitudes of citizens.

Chair: Gerard Padró i Miquel (Research Programme Director, IGC State Programme; LSE)


  • Lucie Gadenne (University College London)
  • Leander Heldring (University of Oxford)
  • Jacob Shapiro (Princeton University)