Prof. Denvil Duncan is research associate at ZEW. He works in close cooperation with the research unit "International Distribution and Redistribution".

Denvil Duncan is an economist whose primary research focuses on the causes and consequences of tax evasion. His research in this area has explored the impact of tax evasion opportunities on income inequality, labour supply, risk taking behaviour and tax incidence. He has also written on the subjects of shadow economic activity, tax morale, and tax competition. His research in this area has been published in top journals such as the European Economic Review, the National Tax Journal and International Tax and Public Finance.

Denvil Duncan is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) where he completed a B.Sc. with first class honours in Accounting and Economics and a M.Sc. with distinction in Economics. He graduated at the top of his class in the M.Sc. program and received the department’s award for the most outstanding graduate student. Denvil Duncan later went on to accept an Assistant Lecturer position in the Department of Economics at UWI before enrolling in the Ph.D. programme in the Department of Economics at Georgia State University. He completed his doctoral studies and accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University – Bloomington in autumn 2010.

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