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Giulia Mascagni

Research Fellow

Giulia Mascagni’s main area of work is taxation, but she also has research interest in public finance, evaluation of public policy, and aid effectiveness. She is an economist by training, holding a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex. Her main geographical interest lies in African countries, with a particular focus on Ethiopia.

Giulia is currently working at IDS as Research Fellow and as Research Director of the International Centre for Taxation and Development (ICTD). At IDS she teaches economics, taxation and public finance at the postgraduate level and on professional short courses. Previously she worked as Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex, as an independent consultant for ITAD, the World Bank, the Overseas Development Institute, and as Adviser and Trainee at the European Commission.

Giulia has field experience in Ethiopia, Mozambique and Rwanda, amongst others. In Ethiopia she worked as Associate Economic Affaires Officer at the UN Economic Commission for Africa and she was Resident Researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute in Addis Ababa.

In Rwanda, Giulia led a set of large-scale field experiments aiming to understand the determinants of tax compliance.

Languages: Italian (native) and English (fluent)

ICTD Publications

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Giulia Mascagni’s recent work

Brief

Why is Tax Education Important for Compliance?

ICTD Research in Brief 23

This ICTD Research in Brief is a two-page summary of ICTD African Tax Administration paper 1 by Giulia Mascagni and Fabrizio Santoro. This series is aimed at policy makers, tax administrators, fellow researchers and anyone else who is big on interest and short on time. Knowledge about tax can...

21 August 2018

Working Paper

What is the Role of Taxpayer Education in Africa?

ICTD APTI Working Paper 1

This paper reviews existing initiatives on taxpayer education in Africa, an area that has been largely under-researched in the literature. We start by providing an overview of the wide variety of programmes that African revenue authorities have undertaken in this area, including both traditional...

1 April 2018

Working Paper

How Do We Research Tax Morale at the Subnational Level?

IDS Working Paper 506

One of the most effective ways of increasing voluntary tax compliance is by improving tax morale. Several studies have been undertaken to examine why some individuals pay taxes while others do not. While many of these studies have been conducted at the national level, there is an increasing body...

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Jalia Kangave & 2 others

1 January 2018