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Giulia Mascagni

Giulia Mascagni

Adjunct Professor

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  • +39 051 2917811
  • Campus Location: SAIS Europe
  • Office Location: SAIS Europe, Bologna Italy


Adjunct Professor, SAIS Europe; Executive Director, International Centre for Taxation and Development (ICTD); Research Fellow, Institute for Development Studies, Brighton. Giulia Mascagni is Executive Director of the International Centre for Taxation and Development (ICTD) and Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS). 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 has been engaged in research and policy advisory work, primarily in Ethiopia and Rwanda. Her main area of research is tax policy and administration in low-income countries, but she also has broader research interests in public finance, evaluation of public policy and aid effectiveness.

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. She has field experience in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Mozambique, amongst others. In Ethiopia she was Resident Researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute in Addis Ababa and she advised the Government of Ethiopia on tax reform. In Rwanda, Giulia led a set of large-scale field experiments aimed to understand the determinants of tax compliance, and she continues to work on impact evaluations of tax policies. She is also Research Advisor to the Rwanda Revenue Authority, a member of TADAT’s Technical Advisory Group, and a Research Associate of the Institute of Fiscal Studies (UK).



  • Africa


  • Taxation
  • International Economics and Finance
  • Economic Development


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