publications

Digital Financial Services Go a Long Way: Transaction Costs and Financial Inclusion (with Pierre Bachas, Paul Gertler, and Enrique Seira). AEA Papers & Proceedings, 108, 444-448, 2018.

Can a Poverty-Reducing and Progressive Tax and Transfer System Hurt the Poor? (with Nora Lustig). Journal of Development Economics 122, 63-75, 2016.

Comparing the Incidence of Taxes and Social Spending in Brazil and the United States (with Nora Lustig, Whitney Ruble, and Timothy M. Smeeding). Review of Income and Wealth 62, S22-46, 2016.

The Effects of Brazil’s Taxation and Social Spending on the Distribution of Household Income (with Claudiney Pereira). Public Finance Review 42, 346-67, 2014.

working papers

How Debit Cards Enable the Poor to Save More (with Pierre Bachas, Paul Gertler, and Enrique Seira). NBER Working Paper 23252.

The Political Economy of Antipoverty Spending and Poverty Measurement (with Stefano Barbieri).

work in progress

​ The Long-Term Effects of Temporary Incentives to Save: Evidence from a Prize-Linked Savings Field Experiment (with Paul Gertler, Aisling Scott, and Enrique Seira). Draft coming soon.

Digital Sales and Inventory Data to Assess Creditworthiness (with Paul Gertler, Ulrike Malmendier, and Waldo Ojeda). Pilot completed.

Leveraging Government Transfers to Offer Low-Risk Microcredit in the Dominican Republic (with Frederico Finan, Seth Garz, and Paul Gertler). Piloting stage.