My research interests cross public economics, macroeconomics, political economy, economic history and development. My work is based on social accounting and analysis. I mainly study how distributions of income and wealth between persons and sectors interact with the rest of the economy, its growth, and its politics.
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Taxing Wealth: General Principles, International Perspectives and Lessons for Brazil (with P.H.B Carvalho Junior). Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 41, forthcoming, January 2021.
Extreme Inequality: Evidence from Brazil, India, the Middle East, and South Africa (with L. Assouad and L. Chancel), American Economic Association: Papers & Proceedings, 2018, vol. 108, p. 119-123.
The Weight of the Rich: Improving Surveys Using Tax Data (with T. Blanchet and I. Flores). WID.world Issue Brief 2018/12. [Program webpage].
Distributing Growth During Late-Development: New Evidence on Long-Run Inequality in Brazil (with P. Souza), forthcoming 2020.
A Trick of the Tail: Deconstructing the Brazilian Inequality Miracle, forthcoming 2020.
Micro and Macro Data Discrepancies and Inequality Measurement in Latin America (with F. Alvaredo, M. De Rosa and I. Flores), forthcoming 2020.
More Unequal or Not as Rich? On the Missing Half of Latin American Income (with M. De Rosa and I. Flores), forthcoming 2020.
The Transformation of Wealth in a Small Open Economy: The Case of Ireland, 1950-2018 (with P. Daly), forthcoming 2020.
Irish Distributional National Accounts: Growth and Redistribution (with C. Allen and P. Daly), forthcoming 2021.
Rising Inequalities and Political Cleavages in Spain (with A. Gethin and C. Martinez-Toledano). WID.world Issue Brief 2019/4. [Spanish version]. Media coverage: eldiario.es and Expansión.
Brazil Divided: Hindsights on the Growing Politicisation of Inequality (with A. Gethin). WID.world Issue Brief 2018/3. Media coverage: Valor Econômico and The Brazilian Report.
Democracy and the Politicization of Inequality in Brazil, 1989-2018 (with A. Gethin). In Political Cleavages, Party Systems and Social Inequalities, edited by A. Gethin, C. Martínez-Toledano and T. Piketty. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2021.
Historical Political Cleavages and Post-Crisis Transformations in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland, 1958-2020 (with L. Bauluz, A. Gethin, and C. Martinez-Toledano) In Political Cleavages, Party Systems and Social Inequalities, edited by A. Gethin, C. Martínez-Toledano and T. Piketty. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2021.
Perspectivas sobre a reforma fiscal no Brasil. In A Reforma Tributária Necessária – Menos Desigualdade: Proposta de Novo Desenho da Tributação Brasileira, edited by E. Fagnani. São Paulo: ANFIP, FENAFISCO, 2018 . [IPC-IG working paper in English]
Desigualdade de Renda, Crescimento e Tributação da Elite no Brasil: Novas Evidências Reunindo Dados de Pesquisas Domiciliares e Dados Fiscais. In Tributação e Desigualdade, edited by J. R. Afonso, M. R. Lukic, R. O. Orair and F. G. Silveira. Rio de Janeiro: Letramento & FGV Direito Rio, 2017.
Capital, Nationality, and State Sovereignty: New Links for the 21st Century. In Capital and Justice, edited by G. P. Lima and M. A. Madi. World Economics Association (WEA) Books, College Publications, 2017.