I am a Research and Teaching Fellow in the Department of History, Economics and Society at the University of Geneva, and the Western Europe Coordinator of the World Inequality Database (WID.world) at the World Inequality Lab.

My research interests cross political economy, economic history, macroeconomics, development and public economics. I mainly work on the measurement, history and institutional aspects of economic distribution, on how it relates to the macroeconomy, its growth, and its politics. I also do work on policies for shared and sustainable prosperity.

You can view my CV here.

Research


Working Papers

  • From Local Land Economy to Global Capital Economy: The Transformation of Wealth in Ireland, 1950-2019 (with Pierce Daly), forthcoming.

  • Democratization, Inequality and the Welfare State: The Cases of Sweden and Brazil (with Erik Bengtsson), forthcoming.

  • Distributing Growth During Late-Development: New Insights from Long-Run Inequality in Brazil (with Pedro Souza), forthcoming.

  • More Unequal or Not as Rich? On the Missing Half of Latin American Income (with Mauricio De Rosa and Ignacio Flores), forthcoming.

  • Data Discrepancies and Inequality: Lessons from Latin America (with Facundo Alvaredo, Mauricio De Rosa and Ignacio Flores), forthcoming.

  • Top Income Adjustments and Inequality: An Investigation of the EU-SILC (with Rafael Carranza and Brian Nolan). World Inequality Lab Working Paper 2021/17. INET Oxford Working Paper No. 2021-16.

  • The Weight of the Rich: Improving Surveys Using Tax Data (with Thomas Blanchet and Ignacio Flores). WID.world Working Paper 2018/12. [Program webpage]. (Accepted at the Journal of Economic Inequality).


Ongoing Projects

  • Irish Distributional National Accounts: Growth and Redistribution (with Cían Allen).

  • Capital in Ireland since 1850 (with Pierce Daly and Ronan Lyons).

  • Wealth and Income in Latin America (with Luis Bauluz and Ignacio Flores).


Journal Articles


Book Chapters

  • Democracy and the Politicization of Inequality in Brazil, 1989-2018 (with Amory 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. [Working Paper] [Data Appendix].

  • Historical Political Cleavages and Post-Crisis Transformations in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland, 1953-2020 (with Luis Bauluz, Amory Gethin, and Clara Martínez-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. [Working Paper] [Data Appendix].

  • 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.


Methodological Publications


Research Briefs


Book Reviews



Contributions to Policy Debates



Databases