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Hi, I'm Jakob Brounstein. I'm a PhD Candidate at the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley studying public and labor economics. My research mainly deals with tax avoidance/evasion and inequality, but my interests also extend more broadly to applying microeconomic and econometric methods to learning about social issues.

Prior to my studies at Berkeley, I lived in Manhattan and Reims, France, where I finished my undergraduate degrees.

In Fall 2023 I will be joining the Institute for Fiscal Studies as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

Job Market Paper
Can countries unilaterally mitigate tax haven usage? Evidence from Ecuadorian transaction tax data

Jakob A. Brounstein


PhD Candidate in Economics
Department of Economics
University of California, Berkeley

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