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International Institute of Public Finance

Martín Besfamille

Member of the IIPF Board of Management, 2016–2022

Status of CV: for elections, Summer 2019

Ph.D. Economics, (Highest Honors), Université de Toulouse 1, France, May 2000.
M.Sc. Economics, in Statistics and Economics, École Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique, France, July 1996.
B.Sc. in Economics (Honor Diploma), Universidad Católica Argentina, Argentina, May 1992.

Fields of Research
Public Economics: Fiscal Federalism, Tax Evasion.

Academic Positions
2013 - Associate Professor, Instituto de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
2010 – 2013: Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Economics, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina.
Spring 2011: Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Brown University, USA.
2001 - 2009: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina.
Fall 2005, 06, 09 and 2013: Invited Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad de Montevideo, Uruguay.

Research Positions and Visits
March 2019 – Present: Network Fellow, CESifo.
Visiting Scholar, Center for Economic Studies, Munich, January – February 2019.
Visiting Researcher, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia, January – February 2018.
Visiting Researcher, Institut d’Economia de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, January 2017.
Invited Researcher, Instituto Milenio/Basal Sistemas Complejos de Ingeniería (ISCI), July 2016 – September 2019.
Visiting fellow, GREMAQ and IDEI, Université de Toulouse 1, France, October 2006, December 2006 - February 2007, October 2007 and August 2008.
Visiting fellow, ZEI, Universität Bonn, Germany, October 2005.

Selected Publications
“How Do Subnational Governments React to Shocks to Revenue Sources? Evidence from Argentina” (with D. Jorrat, O. Manzano and P. Sanguinetti), CESifo Working Paper N° 7622. Under review.

“Tax decentralization notwithstanding regional disparities” (with A. Bellofatto), CESifo Working Paper N° 7607. Under review.

“Regional state capacity and the optimal degree of fiscal decentralization” (with A. Bellofatto), Journal of Public Economics, 159, March 2018, 225-243.

“The Political Economy of the (Weak) Enforcement of Indirect Taxes” (with P. De Donder and J.-M. Lozachmeur), Journal of Public Economic Theory, 15 (6), December 2013, 856-883.

“NIMBY and mechanism design under different constitutional constraints” (with J.-M. Lozachmeur), International Tax and Public Finance, 17 (2), April 2010, 114-132.

“Modernization of Tax Administrations and Optimal Fiscal Policies” (with C. Parlatore Siritto), Journal of Public Economic Theory, 11 (6), December 2009, 897-926.

“Tax enforcement may decrease government revenue” (with P. De Donder and J.-M. Lozachmeur), Economics Bulletin, 29 (4), October 2009, 2669-2676.

“Bailouts in Federations: is a Hard Budget Constraint Always Best?” (with Ben Lockwood), International Economic Review, 49 (2), May 2008, 577-593.

“Collusion in Local Public Works”, International Economic Review, 45 (4), November 2004, 1193-1219. [8] “Local Public Works and Intergovernmental Transfers under Asymmetric Information”, Journal of Public Economics, 88 (1-2), January 2004, 353-375.

Grant #1150170, Fondecyt, Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, Chile, 2015-2018.

Hermès Grant, Fondation de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme - Paris, France, 2006 - 2007.

Grant #26113, FONCyT, Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica, Argentina, 2006 -2008.

Grant V 6/5/6 - MJ. 3232, Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Belgium, 2002.

Research Fellowship, Ministère de l'Education Nationale, France, 1996 - 1999.

Fellowship, Académie de Toulouse, France, 1995.

Grant, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina, 1993 - 1995.


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