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Daniel Prinz awarded an honourable mention by the National Tax Association

Daniel Prinz, Research Economist and Country Programme Manager for Ethiopia at the IFS and TaxDev, was awarded an honourable mention by the National Tax Association’s Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2021. Daniel wrote his dissertation, "Essays on Social Insurance", for his PhD in Health Policy and Economics at Harvard University, where he was also a PhD Scholar in Harvard's Program in Inequality and Social Policy.

The National Tax Association’s Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award was established in 1971 and recognizes exemplary dissertation research in government finance and taxation.

All graduate students at accredited U.S. and Canadian Institutions who receive doctoral degree or its equivalent after July 1, 2020, and before June 30, 2021, were eligible for the awards. Both theoretical and empirical dissertations were accepted, and could be on any topic in the area of government finance, including taxation, debt and fiscal policy, political economy, expenditures, budgeting, administrative and management science applications, program analysis, and policy evaluation.

Entries were judged by a panel of experts on the basis of originality, clarity of exposition, and significance of the analysis for scholars and practitioners of government finance. 

The awards will be presented at the 114th Virtual Annual Conference on Taxation on Zoom, November 17 – 20, 2021. 

TaxDev Research Associate and former Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Dario Tortarolo, won the dissertation award in 2020

Published on: 7th October 2021

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