Professor Denvil Duncan, PhD is research associate at ZEW. He works in close cooperation with the research unit "Inequality and Public Policy".
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 PhD 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.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Dörrenberg, Philipp, Denvil Duncan and Christopher Zeppenfeld (2015), Circumstantial Risk: Impact of future tax evasion and labor supply opportunities on risk exposure, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 109, 85-100.
Dörrenberg, Philipp and Denvil Duncan (2014), Experimental Evidence on the Relationship between Tax Evasion Opportunities and Labor Supply, European Economic Review 68, 48-70.
Dörrenberg, Philipp, Denvil Duncan, Clemens Fuest and Andreas Peichl (2014), Nice Guys Finish Last: Do Honest Taxpayers Face Higher Tax Rates?, Kyklos 67(1), 29-53.
Dörrenberg, Philipp and Denvil Duncan (2014), Distributional Implications of Tax Evasion: Evidence from the Lab, Public Finance Review 42(6), 720-744.
Discussion and Working Papers
Dörrenberg, Philipp, Denvil Duncan and Max Löffler (2016), Asymmetric Labor-Supply Responses to Wage-Rate Changes - Evidence from a Field Experiment, IZA Discussion Paper No. 9683. Download
Dörrenberg, Philipp, Denvil Duncan and Max Löffler (2016), Asymmetric Labor-Supply Responses to Wage-Rate Changes - Evidence from a Field Experiment, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 16-006, Mannheim. Download
Dörrenberg, Philipp, Denvil Duncan and Christopher Zeppenfeld (2014), Circumstantial Risk: Impact of Future Tax Evasion and Labor Supply Opportunities on Risk Exposure, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 14-014, Mannheim. Download