Dr Jonathan  Weigel

Dr Jonathan Weigel

Assistant Professor of International Development

Department of International Development

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Key Expertise
Development, Political Economy, Taxation, Corruption

About me

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.

Selected Publications

Expertise Details

Political economy of development; taxation; corruption; state building; culture and institutions; Central Africa