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Guy Heilbrun

PhD candidate


Guy joined the Department of Political Economy in October 2020. His research combines theory and quantitative methods to address major issues in taxation and fiscal capacity building as key aspects of development. He is particularly interested in what drives tax collection at scale. Among others, his dissertation examines the interactions between inequality perceptions and preferences over the size of the tax base in Latin America.

Guy holds a BA in Economics and Latin American Studies and a research MA (magna cum laude) in Latin American Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also has extensive experience working in the technology sector, mainly in the areas of data analysis and business intelligence.

Doctoral research

Essays on the Political Economy of Taxation and Development

Research Interests

  • Public Economics
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Development Economics

PhD supervisors

Dr Julian Limberg and Professor Amrita Dhillon


  • 4SSPP105 Principles of Economics (2021)