Christopher Nell’s research focuses on tax compliance, inequality, and local governance of developing countries, as well as public economics more broadly.
He is currently working on field experiments on tax compliance in Rwanda using administrative data and is involved in capacity building activities and research dissemination in collaboration with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).
Christopher was previously employed as a scientific-project staff by the University of Vienna (Austria), where he worked both theoretically and empirically on tax evasion related to subsidies on charitable giving. He also gained experience in teaching, collaborated with biologists to explore the effects of habitat barriers on the mobility of butterflies, and was visiting scholar at the Department of Economics at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia).
He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Graz (Austria), an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick (UK), and a PhD in Economics from the University of Vienna (all degrees with distinction).