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Taxation, Inequality, and Development

October 27, 2020


Join this event live on October 27 via Youtube.

Make sure to register to receive an email with links to a recording and other event materials following the event. 

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    Pierre Bachas (Speaker)


    Pierre Bachas is an Economist in the Macroeconomics and Growth Team in the Development Research Group. His research focuses on public finance in developing countries. In particular, on optimal tax design and challenges to tax collection faced by low- and middle-income countries as a result of tax evasion, informality and differences in economic structure. Prior to joining the bank he was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University. He holds a Bachelor and Masters in economics from the LSE and a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley.


    Marcello Estevão

    Global Director, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment

    Marcello de Moura Estevão Filho is the Global Director of the World Bank Group’s Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice (MTI). In this position, Mr. Estevão leads a large team of country economists, macroeconomists, and fiscal policy, debt, and macro-modeling experts. He is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the global analytical work on fiscal policy, debt policy, and economics of climate change; for coordinating the strategic direction of MTI and implementing it; for shaping and overseeing MTI’s country/regional programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East; and for mobilizing staff to work more effectively across Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions (EFI) and other Global Practices.

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