Giulia Mascagni is Adjunct Professor of International Economics at SAIS Europe
Research Fellow, Institute for Development Studies, Brighton
Giulia Mascagni currently works at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) as Research Fellow and as Research Director of the International Centre for Taxation and Development (ICTD). Previously she worked as Associate Economic Affairs Officer at the UN Economic Commission for Africa, as an independent consultant for ITAD, the World Bank, the Overseas Development Institute, and as Adviser and Trainee at the European Commission.
Professor Mascagni is a development economist, holding a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex and specializing in public finance in low-income countries. For over ten years, she have been engaged in research and policy advisory work, primarily in Ethiopia and Rwanda. Her main area of work is taxation, but she also has research interest in public finance more broadly, as well as evaluation of public policy and aid effectiveness.
She has field experience in Ethiopia, Mozambique and Rwanda, amongst others. In Ethiopia she worked as Associate Economic Affairs Officer at the UN Economic Commission for Africa and she was Resident Researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute in Addis Ababa. In Rwanda, Giulia led a set of large-scale field experiments aimed to understand the determinants of tax compliance.