Pierre Bachas is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Economics Department at Princeton University. He received his PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley in 2016 and he will join the World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG) as a Research Economist in the Summer of 2017.
Pierre's research focuses on Public Finance and Development Economics. He is particularly interested in the challenges to tax collection and optimal tax design faced by low and middle income countries as a result of tax evasion, informality and differences in economic structure. He has worked in countries in Central America and more recently in Africa.