Short CV/Education and training

  • Dina Pomeranz's research focuses on public policies in developing countries, in particular in the areas of taxation and public procurement. She aims to contribute to the movement towards more evidence-based policy making, both in developing and economically more developed countries. Prior to joining the University of Zurich, she was an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School, where she taught entrepreneurship for MBA students, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the MIT's Poverty Action Lab.

  • Professor Pomeranz is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), an affiliate professor at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a non-resident follow at the Center for Global Development (CGD) and a member of the International Growth Centre (IGC).

  • Besides her academic interests, she also serves on the board or advisory board of a number of social enterprise ventures committed to translating research into practice, including Evidence Action, TamTam-Together Against Malaria and IDinsight.

Selected publications

  • No Taxation Without Information: Deterrence and Self-Enforcement in the Value Added Tax. American Economic Review, 2015

  • Dodging the Taxman: Firm Misreporting and Limits to Tax Enforcement.

    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2017 with Paul Carrillo and Monica Singhal

  • Impact Evaluation Methods in Public Economics: A Brief Introduction to Randomized Evaluations and Comparison with Other Methods. Special Issue on Expanding the Frontier of Behavioral Public Economics. Public Finance Review, 2017


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