Gabriel Tourek

Post-Doctoral Associate, Jameel Poverty Action Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Pittsburgh

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Gabriel Tourek is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests focus on taxation and redistribution in developing countries and market and behavioral frictions that constrain firms' decision-making and growth in emerging markets. His research agenda explores how fiscal capacity develops and impacts the equity of taxes and transfers in low-income countries. A related agenda examines how firms navigate regulation, market failures, and behavioral biases. His fieldwork is based in the D.R. Congo, Rwanda, and India. He completed a Ph.D. in Public Policy at Harvard in 2019.