My research interests are at the intersection of development economics, political economy and public finance. My primary research focuses on how to increase tax revenue in states with low capacity and how efforts to build state capacity, such as tax collection and land titling, shape citizens’ engagement with the government. A second area of research explores the long-run determinants of in-group preferences (e.g. family and ethnic bias) and moral values. My current field work is based in the D.R. Congo.