People

Mats Ahrenshop

Research Topic:

Political Economy of Citizens, Taxation and the State
AFFILIATION
Government and Politics Network
College
Trinity College
Course
DPhil Politics

My research interests are at the intersection of political economy and development with a particular focus on state capacity, taxation, and political participation. I have conducted fieldwork on these topics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). I also have an interest in experimental methodology.

Mats Ahrenshop

Publications

Working papers:

"Does Local Leadership Lower Bias in Law Enforcement? Experiments with India's Rural Politicians'' (with Tanushree Goyal and Sam van Noort) Under review

"Inaccurate Forecasting of a Randomized Controlled Trial'' (with Miriam Golden, Saad Gulzar and Luke Sonnet) Under review

Work in progress:

"Tax Earmarking, Political Efficacy, and Citizen Participation''

"Who Negotiates the Fiscal Contract? Taxation, Elite Capture, and Citizen Participation in Politics''

"State Building via Punitive and Restorative Justice: Evidence from the D.R. Congo" (with Augustin Bergeron, Marina Ngoma, James Robinson, and Jonathan Weigel)