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Simone Paci

Ph.D. Political Science

Columbia University

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About

Welcome to my website!

I am a 2023/24 Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Bobst Centr for Peace and Justice at Princeotn University. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

My research focuses on the politics of tax noncompliance (evasion & avoidance), which I tackle from both the comparative and subnational perspectives. The key question guiding my dissertation project is how tax noncompliance by the rich influences both the demand and supply of progressive taxation and redistribution.

 

I have also worked on historical political science, studying the impact of war on nation/state-building.

My teaching covers both substantive and methodological areas: from the politics of the EU to the comparative politics of redistribution, to qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Research Interests

MACROAREAS

Comparative Political Economy

International Political Economy

Subnational Politics

Historical Political Science

TOPICS

Tax Evasion & Avoidance

Redistribution

Social Embeddedness

State Building

METHODS

Multi-Level Modeling

Design-Based Causal Inference

Surveys

Text Analysis

Education

Columbia University, New York, NY

Ph.D. in Political Science, (Expected 2023)

M.Phil. in Political Science (2020)

M.A. in Political Science (2018)

Yale University, New Haven, CT

B.A. in Economics and Political Science (2017)

Summa cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, &

Departmental Honors        

Other Things I Love

CHESS

With white, the Queen's Gambit
(since before the show)

With black, the French Defense

HIKING

Foppolo -- a family locus amoenus

and also, these two cats

COMICS

Here are a couple all-time favorites:

Kingdom (2006-)

Watchman (1986)

La Profezia dell'Armadillo (2012)

Attack on Titan (2009-21)

Dylan Dog (1986-)

one of them is even blog-famous

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