Jonathan Weigel is an assistant professor in the Department of International Development at the LSE, an affiliate of STICERD, CEPR, and EGAP, and an invited researcher of the J-PAL Governance Initiative. His research interests are at the intersection of political economy, development, and public economics. His primary research agenda explores the role of state capacity in development with a focus on taxation. A second agenda explores the relationship between culture (especially religion) and institutions. His field work is based in the D.R. Congo, where he runs a research organization called Odeka, as well as Tanzania and Haiti. He completed a PhD in Political Economy and Government at Harvard in 2018. He also worked as a researcher at Partners In Health from 2010-2012.