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Guy Heilbrun

PhD candidate


Guy joined the Department of Political Economy in October 2020. His research applies quantitative methods to investigate the determinants of fiscal capacity in developing economies. He is particularly interested in understanding the factors that shape the evolution of taxation as a central aspect of development that is embedded in state-society relations. Among others, his dissertation examines the interaction between subjective perceptions of inequality and tax policy preferences 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 Finance
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • The Welfare State
  • Development Economics

PhD supervisors

Dr Julian Limberg and Professor Amrita Dhillon


  • 5SSPP264 Political Economy of Globalisation
  • 4SSPP105 Principles of Economics (2021)